Tag: Thompson Twins

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #50: Heat Beneath Your Winter — Dreams, Vol. I

The idea came, as a lot of my ideas do, from a Duran Duran song. Do I have enough songs to do a full show about dreams? As I quickly...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Tom Bailey, “Science Fiction”

Many of Bailey’s ‘80s-era peers have been trying to write songs this good as far back as 1984, and here he is, 34 years later, besting...

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Tom Bailey

I have an all-female band. And my big joke is that every time we hit a town, if it was guys, they’d be saying, “Where’s the guitar...

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #41: When You Think It’s All Over, It’s Not Over — Questions, Vol. I

In which I execute a pivot so sharp that only John Cleese can effectively prepare the audience for what's about to happen. And so he does....

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #29: And a Robot Wife

In which I come face to face with the fact that I am still 'Sitting on the Floor Playing with Tapes' David, and always will be. ...

Music, Popdose Lists, Year-End Best-Of Lists

Best of 2014: The Best Reissues You’ve Never Heard

There’s no shortage of scrape the vaults, lost demos saturated, resist the urge overkill, 10-pound, 20-disc, collector’s...

Like Omigod!, Music

Like, Omigod! Digging Through the ’80s Pop Culture Box, Part 13

Here’s where we start digging into Disc 4 of the seven-disc box set Like, Omigod! The ’80s Pop Culture Box (Totally)....

Like Omigod!, Music

Like, Omigod! Digging Through the ’80s Pop Culture Box, Part 9

And it’s on to Disc 3 of this seven-disc compilation — and it looks like we’ve pinpointed the moment when the ‘80s become,...

Music, Popdose Flashback '92

Popdose Flashback ’92: The Beat Mix

David Medsker runs 1992 through the beat mix blender. ...

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Music, Weeknight '80s Dance Party

Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: 8/3/11

Strap on your velcro hi-top Reeboks and your day-glo leotard. It's time for another crazy fun '80s dance party!...

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Music, Weeknight '80s Dance Party

Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: 4/27/11

This week's '80s Dance Party is brought to you by heartbreak, passion, longing, lace and dark lipstick....

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Music, The Weekly Mixtape, White Label

The Friday Mixtape: 7/9/10 — White Label Madness!

It’s White Label Friday, kids! When I say dance, you best dance, muthafucka! Note: It should be said up front that most of these MP3s...

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Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 91

Looking at pictures of Tiffany for this week got me a little hot and bothered, shall we say. It’s always fun to dig up the Playboys...

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Music, White Label

White Label Wednesday: Medsker’s Retro Beat Mix

David Medsker goes back in time and returns with a retro beat mix this week, featuring songs from a-ha, Wham!, Pet Shop Boys, Go West, and...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Lost in the ’80s: Thompson Twins

There are certain acts and albums I absolutely adored in my younger days in the ’80s that I don’t quite care for now. One of...