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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Hüsker Dü

I must admit that in stark contrast to many bands, I am not as familiar with the music of Hüsker Dü, which is Norwegian for, “Do you remember?,” a somewhat popular childhood game in those parts from what I have … Continue reading

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Album Review: Exposé: Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits, by Exposé There is a common trajectory among many musical acts, and that is beginning with peppy and upbeat and even sassy songs and then moving to a more mature ballad-driven approach.  Among the bands that followed this … Continue reading

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Album Review: The 80’s: Taylor Dayne

The 80’s:  Taylor Dane, by Taylor Dayne Admittedly, when I think of the obscure and unjustly neglected acts of the 1980’s, I have not always been quick to give the proper credit to Taylor Dayne.  Although the production of many … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: The Box Tops

When you think of the names of people who are in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame more than one time, you get names like Erik Clapton (inducted three times), Jeff Beck, Johnny Carter, David Crosby, Peter Gabriel, all … Continue reading

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Let’s Wait Awhile

From time to time I like to discuss songs that are immensely culturally significant, and today I would like to tackle what is perhaps my favorite Janet Jackson song, her 1980’s classic ballad “Let’s Wait Awhile.”  From time to time … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: The Replacements

Few bands have ever screwed up the chance at stardom in rock and roll as thoroughly and completely as The Replacements did.  From botching a chance to turn revival touring into a new beginning to showing up at performances drunk … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Collective Soul

With a band name that comes straight from Ayn Rand’s writings and a history that includes singing a theme song for American Idol (“Hollywood”) and an epic clash with fellow band Smashing Pumpkins that involved lawsuits over plagiarism that was … Continue reading

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Album Review: The Very Best Of En Vogue

The Very Best Of En Vogue, by En Vogue I must admit that I am a fan of En Vogue and their best songs are, for the most part at least, somewhat easy to determine.  For some reason, only a … Continue reading

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Album Review: The Best Of En Vogue

I remember as a kid that I enjoyed the hit songs of En Vogue on the radio, but for whatever reason I never owned any of their albums until the chance came to snag a best of collection from them … Continue reading

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Album Review: Design Of A Decade 1986-1996

Many who know my writings are aware of the support I have given to Janet Jackson for her stellar career as a musician [1], but I have not given a detailed review of her music.  Having failed to win a … Continue reading

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