Toad the Wet Sprocket’s Glen Phillips is on the podcast this week to talk about the 25th anniversary of Fear and his upcoming solo album.
Today marks the approximate 30th anniversary of the release of “In a Big Country,” the hit single by Scottish rockers Big Country. In honor of the occasion, Mike Duquette of…
A look back at Iron Maiden’s fourth studio LP, ‘Piece of Mind’, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this week.
Get ready to go back in time…
The power-pop legend looks back on his debut.
Chris Holmes reflects on one of heavy metal’s landmark albums, Iron Maiden’s “The Number of the Beast,” for this edition of Popdose Flashback ’82.
Flashback to 1992 and revisit the overlooked Up by Right Said Fred.
In the fall of 1991, I was a high school senior, just starting to find my feet as a music writer — and as a listener, just discovering pathways into…
“Music for the People” turns 20 this week and to celebrate, Dave Steed tracked down Funky Bunch member Hector the Booty Inspector and asked him to reminisce.
This album, for all intents and purposes, saved my life.
Here’s the back story: I had just graduated from college in the summer of 1991, I was in Connecticut. Girlfriend was in Ohio. I packed up everything I had and boarded a train to move to Ohio to be with her. But she was under tremendous pressure from her parents to break it off, and by the time I arrived, their smear campaign was clearly working. I rarely saw her, even though we worked in the same mall. I got a job at a record store, and one of the promo CDs that had just arrived was Squeeze’s new album Play. I had always liked the band but never bought any of their records. However, the local modern rock station (97X, holler) was giving it some support, so after hearing a couple songs I liked, I took it home with me and played it in the car of my friend Ed, who’s the only person I know who likes Squeeze more than I do. I vented all of my frustrations to him about the ridiculous predicament I put myself in as we blasted “House of Love,” because damn it, I was living that song. She was full of lies and boredom, a very acidic tongue waggled in her head, we seemed the best of friends, life had just begun…but on the roof a tile began to slip. The house of love caved in, and that was it. Fuck.
Or, to borrow an album title from the Judybats, Pain Makes You Beautiful. In 1990, Joe Jackson had just signed a spiffy new deal with Virgin Records after spending 10…
Popdose goes back to 1991 with the debut album from Australia’s Baby Animals.
On the 20th anniversary of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s death, Michael Fortes revisits the Texas guitar master’s swan song: a collaboration with brother Jimmie Vaughan.
Duran Duran’s “Liberty” turns 20 this year; David Medsker takes a look back at the group’s decline.
Kelly Stitzel brings us back to Christmas 1990 to celebrate the release of Deee-Lite’s debut, “World Clique.”
Though Sonic Youth are the quintessential indie rock group, they actually spent 18 years on a major label. Michael Fortes looks back at the start of it all.
I am 16. It’s July, and I’m in Florida, where, to quote my uncle Larry, the air is so fucking wet that you won’t notice if you towel off after…
Twenty years ago, Harry Connick shared his recipe for love — and led a new generation of pop crooners to rediscover some time-tested platinum ingredients.
In a very personal Flashback ’90, Popdose writer Michael Fortes revisits the lows and highs of Cheap Trick’s Busted, song by song.
Twenty years after this Public Enemy classic was released, Mike Heyliger reflects on its legacy — and laments mainstream hip-hop’s turn away from social consciousness.
Today, Dave Steed is a father, husband, and homeowner — but in 1990, he was wearing baggy pants and dancing like a fool, and MC Hammer was to blame.
In a Flashback ’90 twofer, Jack Feerick looks back on two albums connected in more ways than one.
Twenty years ago, the reconstituted Bad Company turned Holy Water into platinum. Jeff Giles thinks it might finally be time to forgive.
Michael Parr looks back the chord struck in his 15-year-old psyche — 20 years ago! — by Toad the Wet Sprocket’s Pale.
If you were watching music videos during the winter of 1990, you probably saw a lot of Taylor Dayne’s bustiers … watched Michael Bolton as he seemed to strain mightily…
He might be a little peeved about the band’s ongoing hiatus, but Jeff Giles still has enough love for the Sundays to celebrate their debut’s 20th birthday.
Things were not going well for The Seventy Sevens in 1990. They were always considered the bad boys of CCM, willing to take on taboo subjects their brethren wouldn’t dare…
Hey, guys, remember that girl in college? The one whose intellect was sometimes intimidating, but sometimes eye-roll-inducing, depending on how far she ventured into clichÁƒ©? The one you thought about…
This week on Popdose Flashback, Mojo Flucke recalls the beautiful, yet challenging final album by the man known as John Cougar Mellencamp, Big Daddy.
For this week’s installment of Popdose Flashback, Jack Feerick takes the reins and leads us through a celebration of Peter Gabriel’s Passion.