Year: 2018

  • Podcast: Dystopian Book Club vs. Mark Paytress’ Bolan: The Rise and Fall of a 20th Century Superstar

    Podcast: Dystopian Book Club vs. Mark Paytress’ Bolan: The Rise and Fall of a 20th Century Superstar

    https://media.blubrry.com/podcast_dystopian_dance_party/dystopiandanceparty.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/ddp29.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | iHeartRadio | Blubrry | Youtube Music | RSSSeptember is kind of our unofficial Marc Bolan month at Dystopian Dance Party; so for this installment of our Dystopian Book Club podcast series, we thought we’d read the excellent 2006 biography Bolan: The Rise and Fall…

  • Dystopian Dance Party Mailbag!

    Dystopian Dance Party Mailbag!

    As we’ve mentioned on the podcast, we’ve been cultivating a vibrant fan community on our YouTube page, so we decided it was high time that we shared some of the love. Here’s a video of us sharing some of our favorite comments from some of the dumbest members of the KISS Army; and if you…

  • Podcast: Dystopian Book Club vs. David Lee Roth’s Crazy from the Heat

    Podcast: Dystopian Book Club vs. David Lee Roth’s Crazy from the Heat

    https://media.blubrry.com/podcast_dystopian_dance_party/dystopiandanceparty.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/ddp28.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | iHeartRadio | Blubrry | Youtube Music | RSSHeard ya missed us, we’re back! After a year-long absence, the Dystopian Book Club returns with an extensive look at Crazy from the Heat, the memoir/literary classic/deranged, barely coherent rantings of former Van Halen frontman, raconteur, and…

  • Jheri Curl June: Jeffrey Osborne’s “One Love – One Dream”

    Jheri Curl June: Jeffrey Osborne’s “One Love – One Dream”

    Somehow, despite his over-decade-long tenure as lead singer for the proto-JCM group L.T.D., we still haven’t gotten around to covering Jeffrey Osborne for Jheri Curl June. But as we say goodbye to our fifth annual celebration of all things Jheri Curl, it feels right to end on the title track from Osborne’s 1988 solo album One Love…

  • Jheri Curl June: Bobby Brown’s “Don’t Be Cruel”

    Jheri Curl June: Bobby Brown’s “Don’t Be Cruel”

    As we’ve mentioned before, by the late 1980s, the sound of mainstream R&B was developing into what would become known as New Jack Swing. We’ve been writing about this for five years now, so if you don’t get it by now, let me explain it in Pokémon terms: your starter Pokémon is Disco. With love,…

  • Jheri Curl June Special: André Cymone

    Jheri Curl June Special: André Cymone

    It’s a poetic fluke of the cosmos that so many Jheri Curl Music innovators’ birthdays fall in June, the genre’s holiest month. So far, we’ve highlighted Prince (June 7), Jimmy Jam (June 6), L.A. Reid (also June 7), and Jesse Johnson (June 1)–as well as Michael Jackson, who passed away on June 25, 2009. Now, on…