Read that headline and weep, folks. In just two more weeks, the summer of ’09 will be finito. Yeah, I know technically summer has a few more weeks of life but, who are we kidding? Once the Muscular Dystrophy Telethon goes off the air, the season’s deader than Freddie (That’s what I said.)

We have no time for heavy sentiment. Leave that to back-to-school shopping, pool closings and those Summer credit card bills coming back to bite you on the Coppertoned ass. We have two weeks left of fun, fun, fun. Break out the beach towels and crank up the pop music.

Beagle – Well, It’s Only Pain from International Pop Overthrow, Vol. 4 (2001)

Cheap Trick – Hard To Tell from Cheap Trick (1997)

Elvis Costello and The Attractions – High Fidelity from Get Happy!! (1980)

Joe Jackson – Friday from I’m the Man (1979)

Nerk Twins – Against The Grain from International Pop Overthrow Vol. 1 (1998)

Oingo Boingo – My Life from Boi-ngo (1987)

Paul Steel – Cry Away from Moon Rock (2007)

Squeeze – Is That Love from Singles 45’s and Under (1982)

Starclock – Yo Pussycat from International Pop Overthrow, Vol. 5 (2002)

The Duckworth Lewis Method – Gentlemen And Players from Duckworth Lewis Method (2009)

The Knack – Lucinda from Get the Knack (1979)

The New Pornographers – Star Bodies from Twin Cinema (2005)

The Ravines – Dark Clouds from International Pop Overthrow Vol. 11 (3CD) (2008)

Urge Overkill – Sister Havana from Saturation (1993)

You’ll notice an inordinate amount of songs from the International Pop Overthrow collections, and for good reason. In the short time I’ve discovered this ongoing series of releases, I’ve become irrevocably hooked. You might as well, and can find these releases at the site that released them, Not Lame Recordings.

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Dw. Dunphy

Dw. Dunphy is a writer, artist, and musician. For Popdose he has contributed many articles that can be found in the site's archives. He also writes for New Jersey Stage,, Ultimate Classic Rock, and Diffuser FM. His music can be found at

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