Tag: Todd Rundgren

Music, Popdose Interviews

Popdose Q&A: Ken Sharp Focuses His Power-Pop Lens on Classic-Rock Heroes

Popdose first met rock journalist and power pop musician Ken Sharp through the supernova that is Omnivore recording artist, Cait Brennan,...


Popdose Sunday Brunch: Episode One

The turkey is on the platter, but you may not want to take a bite. This one is RARE....

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: April 24, 2015

Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks...

Soul Serenade - Don Covay

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Don Covay, “Mercy, Mercy”

Paying tribute to a recently departed soul legend...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: The Paul & John, “Inner Sunset”

With a name that knowingly evokes the Beatles and the pinnacle of pop songwriting, The Paul & John set expectations sky-high for their...

Soul Serenade - Hall & Oates

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Hall & Oates, “She’s Gone”

It was the beginning of a Hall of Fame career for Hall & Oates...

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Brent Bourgeois

The singer/songwriter/producer discusses entering the world of the 100% independent artist, as well as the friends who have come along for...

Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Review: XTC, “Skylarking” (Corrected Polarity Edition)

Andy Partridge thought XTC's breakout album never sounded right. Now it does....

EP Reviews, Music

EP Review: An American Underdog/Brandon Schott, “The A/B EP”

I’ve been unbelievably fortunate to have the opportunity to hear/be exposed to new artists who know how to craft great pop material...

Music, Popdose Flashback

Popdose Flashback 1983: The Tubes, “Outside/Inside”

Put on your penis-shaped suit, it's The Tubes....

Music, Popdose Lists

Top 10 Colin Moulding XTC Songs

Let's take a look back at the 10 finest moments from XTC's catalog as written by Colin Moulding....

Music, Popdose Flashback '82, Popdose Interviews

Popdose Flashback ’82: An Oral History of the Psychedelic Furs’ “Forever Now”

Some Furs and some friends look back on "Forever Now" as it turns 30...

AM Gold 1973

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 46

As we float like a mellow breeze into the second installment of AM: Gold 1973, we leave behind the deep analyses of the story-song and just...


Thank You for the Music!

Join the Popdose Staff as they say "Thank You" to the people that introduced them to the music that shaped their lives....


Here’s Something Else!: On Todd Rundgren, The Not-So Popular Tortured Artist

Perhaps Todd Rundgren’s own restive muse — he’s dabbled in every major rock subgenre over the past four decades —...


Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 1

Popdose breaks down the first five songs from Time-Life Music's AM Gold: 1962 compilation album, and takes time to enjoy a classic 1980s...



Big Songs: The Left Banke, “Walk Away Renee”

Popdose.com delves into "Walk Away Renee" to discuss that rare bird, the unrequited love song....


Music, Popdose, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Christopher Cross

He's gone sailing, ridden like the wind, and been caught between the moon and New York City. Now, Christopher Cross is back with a new...


Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Arnold McCuller, “Soon As I Get Paid”

Arnold McCuller calls "Soon As I Get Paid" his musical autobiography. He could haven't chosen better songs or better players to help him to...


Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Rock End of the ’80s, Part 44

Dave Steed likes Rush! Dave Steed likes Rush! No, this isn't a typo. He's finally wised up and listened to his peers for a change. ...


Music, Popdose

Here’s Something Else!: Hall and Oates That Doesn’t, You Know, Suck

Hall and Oates are, of course, the poster boys for what happens when hair gel meets R&B. Funny thing is, they were originally anything...


Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Author Greg Prato

As MTV marks its 30th anniversary, Matt Wardlaw spoke about the golden years of the channel with author Greg Prato, who has a new book on...


Linkfest, Popdose Lists

The Friday Linkfest: 1/21/11

The Web moves fast. Here are our favorite links from the week that was: The age of extreme offshore oil is just beginning Discover...


Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: One Man’s Dystopia Is Another Man’s …

Todd Rundgren's Utopia performed in Cleveland, Ohio, on October 16, 1974, but Bootleg City is where you'll find the document of their...


Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Anniversary MegaMix 1

Ken Shane celebrates the six-month anniversary of his Soul Serenade column with an awesome mix that includes every song that has appeared...


Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 13

What happens when pop culture forces collide, and why do they almost always suck? Matt Wardlaw, Michael Parr, and Dave Lifton discuss it on...


Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Laura Nyro, “Timer”

I have written extensively about Laura Nyro for Popdose. There was my review of the splendid Iconoclassic reissue of her live album Season...


Cratedigger, Music

Cratedigger: Todd Rundgren, “Back to the Bars”

It was 1969. One warm summer night I found myself parked on a quiet street not far from my Atlantic City home. The girl’s name was...


Music, Popdose Flashback '90

Popdose Flashback ’90: Jill Sobule, “Things Here Are Different”

I first became a fan of Jill Sobule’s after hearing her 1997 album, Happy Town. Though I was familiar with her work via her earlier...