The Friday Five: May 1, 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 and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll ...

The Friday Five: January 23, 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 and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll have a ...

Legendary: Chapter 2

BRIAN

I push through the front door and walk out into the afternoon sun. My head is pounding from a slight hangover and thoughts of Kate and Allison circling my brain. Eric and I may have had a couple of beers last ...

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’90s, Vol. 97

With Bottom Feeders we take a look at the songs on the Billboard Hot 100 that only got a little love. It’s an A-Z look at songs that charted no higher than #41 in the decade. Take a listen, enjoy and ...

The Vinyl Diaries: Aerosmith, “Done with Mirrors”

Remember when Aerosmith’s Music from Another Dimension was supposed to be the band’s return to rockin’ form, a Seventies-style throwback to the groovin’, Stonesy, Yardbirdsy, slap-happy lewdness of Toys and Rocks, complete with the full-album return of Jack Douglas, who’d been behind ...

Review: Cheap Trick – The Classic Albums 1977-1979

Record Store Day isn’t just in the spring anymore. The annual tradition now happens twice a year, once in the spring, and once on Black Friday. Since you’re already out spending enormous amounts of money on enormous electronic devices, seek out ...

The Friday Five: October 11, 2013

Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll have a ...

Top 5 Music Autobiographies That Need to Be Written

Kiss frontman Paul Stanley recently admitted that he’s working on his autobiography, making him the last of the original four members to do so. I’m guessing that as far as the ratio of honest insight to revisionist bullshit goes, the Starchild’s ...

The Friday Five: October 12, 2012

Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll have ...

Suburban Metal Dad Bonus Mid-Week ReRun: “The 5th of July”

Welcome to Suburban Metal Dad, Popdose’s resident webcomic. It runs every Monday and Friday. But today is a mid-week rerun in honor of July 4th.

Each edition of SMD features Sort-Of Soundtrack, an optional metal song that plays in a new window. 

My First Record with Recess Monkey: Van Halen, “Jump”

First off. Love that this is talking about “records.” I have so many fond memories of being in my basement with full access to my dad’s collection of LP’s and 45s. I loved the giant sleeves and artwork, the act of ...

Off on the Wrong Foot: the Art of Album Sequencing

Dan Wiencek: It is conventional wisdom (as well as bleeding obvious) that when sequencing an album, you start with a strong track — maybe not the best song, maybe not the single, but something to get people excited and keep them listening. ...

2012 Outlook: Of Montreal, Van Halen & Fun

We are quickly approaching the end of the first month of the last year of all times, so them durn Mayans tell us. With that come three reasons to either cheer or fear the impending onslaught of new music.

Kevin Barnes and ...

Call It a Comeback: Black Sabbath, “Heaven and Hell”

We now think of Black Sabbath as the godfathers of heavy metal, and rightly so. From 1970 to 1975 the original quartet of Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Bill Ward, and Geezer Butler released six albums of the most potent and influential ...

Van Halen Leadoff Singles, 1978-2012

Van Halen – You Really Got Me
Even without the jaw dropping cadenza that precedes it on the album (“Eruption”), Van Halen’s take on The Kinks’ “You Really Got Me” was a no-brainer pick for the single to introduce the band ...

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