Tag: The Pretenders

Music, Popdose Lists

The Popdose 100: The Greatest Protest Songs of All Time

Can a song change the world? Popular music has always been looked on as something of a disposable pleasure: reflective of its times, sure,...

Book Reviews, Books

BOOK REVIEW: Chrissie Hynde, “Reckless: My Life as a Pretender”

I’m a Pretenders fangirl, not an objective reviewer. Like Chrissie Hynde, I grew up in Northeast Ohio. I was in high school when...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Persuaders, “Thin Line Between Love And Hate”

The Persuaders recorded a big hit of their own and original versions of hits for others...

Lefschmutz, Music

Lefschmutz Jr.: The World’s Worst Music Snob Can’t Get Laid

I can rarely predict where a column about music is going to raise my ire next. I’ve all-but stopped reading Lefsetz recently in the...

Books, Legendary

Legendary: Chapter 1

Popdose presents "Legendary," a serial novel with art and music. Chapter 1: It's 1987. Meet Allison, a girl who's just gotten through the...

Music, Popdose Interviews

Popdose Q&A: Susanna Hoffs

Susanna Hoffs drops by the Popdose lounge to talk about the latest Under The Covers album, her ongoing collaboration with Matthew Sweet....

Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’90s, Vol. 72

Two of the best artists of all time show up - PM Dawn and Prince. ...

Like Omigod!, Music

Like, Omigod! Digging Through the ’80s Pop Culture Box, Part 17

Once more unto the breach, dear friends! As we cracked open Disc Five of this 7-disc mammoth, releasing a faint mingled scent of Pop Rocks,...


Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: The Go-Go’s, “The Whole World Lost Its Head” (1994)

A look at songs that aren’t necessarily good or bad, merely ones that, because of the climate of the music world during their release,...


Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Rock End of the ’80s, Part 39

Shane MacGowan's teeth show up this week on Bottom Feeders and surprisingly they don't scare off Chrissie Hynde, Johnny Rotten or Iggy Pop....


Friday Night Videos!, Music

Friday Night Videos!: Christmas Eve Edition

The Popdose Staff thought that the best way to celebrate the second to last day of Mellowmas was to set the DeLorean back to the glam year...


Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs: The Pretenders, “I’ll Stand By You”

As I did a quick dance to get around a woman standing idle on the steps at the train station, my iPod shuffled on to "I'll Stand by You"...


Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “the Pretenders”

DOWNLOAD THE FULL MIX HERE The other night I was flipping through the channels on TV and I stumbled on a live performance of the Pretenders...


Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Elastica in Europe, 1994-’95

Greetings, citizens of Bootleg City. It’s an honor being the first female interim mayor of this fair ‘burg. But perhaps you’re...


Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “1981 (Part Two)”

DOWNLOAD THE FULL MIX HERE Last week we hung out with the rocker crowd from 1981, and this week it’s time to see what the new wave kids...


Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 70

Dave Steed's Bottom Feeders moves into week three of the letter P, which means it's time for things to get mighty purple around here -- and...


Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “Another Random Sample”

DOWNLOAD THE FULL MIX HERE One of the lost arts of being a radio DJ is the art of mixing records. Nothing too pre-planned, mind you —...