Essays Archive

The Last Beatles Single?

For years, rumors have been swirling around “Now and Then,” a John Lennon demo that remains unreleased. Ever since the 1995 Threetles reunion, fans have been wondering: Could this be the last Beatles single?

8 Rules That Could Save Pop Music

About 10 years ago, Absolute Power Pop posted a manifesto from a band called the Ripoff Artists that, if implemented by all artists, would save Western music. Here were their eight theses, and I hereby nail them to the

Cyndi Lauper’s ‘She’s So Unusual’ – Cover Songs Everywhere

Cyndi Lauper took the U.S. pop scene by storm in 1983 with her album She’s So Unusual. What was so unusual was the makeup of the songs on the album: a majority of the songs were covers.