Popdose Music Roundtable (July 2014)

Another month has come and gone as we hurtle, cannonball-like, through the summer. That means it is time to catch up once again with your Popdose Pals to find out what we were all listening to in July.

Robert Ross – Some ...

10 Classic Songs Inspired By Comic Book Superheroes

Comic book superheroes have been stirring imaginations for almost a century at this point, but it’s only been since the dawn of rock and roll that costumed do-gooders have regularly been immortalized in song as well. And while some ...

10 Movies…That Are Remakes of Classic Horror Films

Horror movies derive most of their power and enjoyment (you sicko) from a combination of novelty and surprise.The novelty: how the filmmakers will have this particular bad guy stalk and kill the good guys. The surprise: OHMYGODLOOKOUTBEHINDYOUDREWBARRYMORE!

Nevertheless, because horror movies are ...

Paul McCartney’s Top 10 Solo Deep Cuts

I kept refreshing Popdose on June 18, 2012, looking to see what would be posted to celebrate Sir Paul McCartney’s 70th birthday. The results….nada.

Popdose, I am disappoint.

Far be it from me to interrupt the seemingly endless stream of pimping the ...

Soundtrack Saturday Special Edition! Best Original Song, 1974

Well, here we are once again in the midst of my favorite season of the year: awards season, that glorious period at the start of a calendar year when almost every entertainment awards ceremony is held.

My favorite awards are those dealing ...

Beyond the Wonder: Greetings From Timbuk3

I don’t recall the first time I heard Timbuk3’s classic ’80s anthem, “The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades,” but it was probably during a screening of the classic Robert Sean Leonard undead adolescent romp

Soul Serenade: Bessie Banks, “Go Now”

When pressed, I have been known to designate the 1964 Moody Blues smash “Go Now” as my favorite single ever. It features the powerful piano playing of Mike Pinder, and for all of you Wings fans, that’s Denny Laine doing the ...

CHART ATTACK!: 5/20/78


Howdy folks! Welcome back to another edition of CHART ATTACK! I can’t go any further without letting you know that today is the birthday of our grand poobah, Jeff Giles! Happy birthday, buddy! If you’d like to get Jeff a ...

Lost in the ’80s: Paul McCartney, “So Bad”

Oh, some things just write themselves, don’t they?

I kid, I kid. “So Bad” is an overlooked little gem from the Paul catalog, released in the States as the follow-up to “Say Say Say,” his megahit duet with Michael ...

Phagz on 45: Episode Four

Our new(ish) weekly feature on Popdose rolls on, as John C. Hughes and the world’s foremost Belinda Carlisle impersonator, a.k.a. his buddy Matty (or “Bearlinda,” if you prefer), knock back even more drinks and review some singles, homo ...

Dw. Dunphy On… Cover Songs — Why and Why Not

Some people are just flat-out smart-asses.

It’s not necessarily a bad thing to be at times, mind you, but a good smart-ass pulls it off with a modicum of grace and might give you a chuckle for it. In the music world, ...