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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 45 - Duck and Cover, Classic Rock, Uncool Country, and more!

Podcast: (03-22-2018) (Zones: When It Was Cool Podcast) On this edition of the When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com Karl and Tonya discuss how schools cancel classes now for everything verses back in the day when we hovered in hallways waiting for doom, lice checks, fluoride swirls, smoking areas, and more.  Of course we have our regular dose of classic rock talk and Tonya talks about Staind and Aaron Lewis, what the heck is up with country music these days, plus hype about the upcoming concerts of Styx, REO Speedwagon, Don Felder, The Eagles, Metallica, and more!  When It Was Cool Podcast 045

Legends of the Superheroes: The Challenge TV Special Review

Article & Podcast: (03-21-2018) (Zones: Comic Books) There's no good way of saying this.  As bad as I wanted this to be good, or at least entertaining, Legends of the Superheroes was just terrible.  Two Legends of the Superheroes specials aired in 1979 just a few days apart.  This review looks at the first one "The Challenge".  It reunited three members of the 1960s Batman cast- Adam West (Batman), Burt Ward (Robin), and Frank Gorshin (Riddler), along with several new heroes and villains- Hawkman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Captain Marvel, Huntress, Black Canary, Dr. Sivana, Sinestro, Solomon Grundy, the Weather Wizard, and others.  As awesome as that may sound... it wasn't.  Read More.

NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 050 - Hardcore

Podcast: (03-19-2018) (Zones: NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of  thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes a look at the post-punk and hardcore movement.  This incredible podcast, exclusive to the  When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts  for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal. NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast 050

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DragonKing Dark Podcast - Episode 105 - Time

Podcast: (03-18-2018) (Zones: DragonKing Dark Podcast) This is a Patreon requested topic for this week's DragonKing Dark Podcast.  What is time?  Is it even real?  Is it a construct of the human mind only for measuring motion or is it a real testable part of the fabric of the Universe?  The answer isn't as clear as we would like for it to be.  Despite the fact that virtually every aspect of our lives is ruled by time we actually have very little understanding about what it is.  DragonKing Dark Podcast 105

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EP Review:  The Regrettes', Attention Seeker

Article: (03-17-2018) (Zones: Music) Pop punk quartet The Regrettes’ follow-up to last year’s debut album Feel Your Feelings Fool! is the fun five-track EP Attention Seeker, which offers two new original tracks that continue the same spirit and spunk-filled attitude of that longplayer, a cool 1950s cover song, and two acoustic versions of album tracks. Joseph Perry takes a look at The Regrettes' latest EP, Attention Seeker for When It Was Cool. Read More.

Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast - Episode 062 - Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Bret Hart - WWF WrestleMania 13

Podcast: (03-17-2018) (Zones: Wrestling With the Dawg) On this edition of Wrestling With the Dawg, Fearon Derry of Pro Wrestling Weekly joins the Dirty Dawg Darsie to discuss the Submission match between Bret Hart and Steve Austin from WrestleMania 13! They also discuss the up-swing of the New World Order in WCW, the Shawn Michaels-Bret Hart feud, the WWF title being hot potato'ed, different eras in pro wrestling, and so much more! Wrestling With the Dawg 062

Marvel Comics Avengers- Infinity War Movie Trailer

1987 - A When It Was Cool Look at the Year 1987

Article & Podcast Special: (03-15-2018) (Zones: Retro Pop Culture) Join When It Was Cool for a look back at the news, events, music, movies, and popular culture that shaped the year 1987. U2, Guns N' Roses, WWF, The Simpsons, Ronald Reagan, Michael Jackson, The Bangles, and more shaped the year that was 1987.  When It Was Cool takes a look back at retro pop culture and news in 1987!  Read More.

Album Review:  Caroline Rose, Loner

Article: (03-16-2018) (Zones: Music) Caroline Rose’s sophomore album Loner (New West Records) is a darkly comic effort, filled with catchy hooks and bright arrangements that often make the singer/songwriter’s sarcastic takes on serious subjects feel more jarring when the lyrics truly sink in.  Joseph Perry takes a look at Caroline Rose's latest album, Loner for When It Was Cool.  Read More.

Uphill Both Ways Podcast - Episode 24 - Time Warp!

Podcast: (03-15-2018) (Zones: Uphill Both Ways Podcast) On this episode of the Uphill Both Ways Podcast with Joseph Perry & Mike Imboden revisit some of their favorite retro pop culture discussions of the past year.  Uphill Both Ways Podcast is back this week to celebrate (just a wee bit early) their one year anniversary! Mike Imboden and Joseph Perry revisit some of their favorite and most influential retro pop culture moments talking movies, TV, music, and much more!  We all welcome Joseph back to the United States as he has been living in South Korea for years.  Welcome home Joseph- now let's relive some old school cool retro pop culture! Uphill Both Ways 24

Atom Man vs. Superman (1950) Serial Movie Review

Article & Podcast: (03-14-2018) (Zones: Comic Books) Join When It Was Cool editor Karl Stern with his look back at the 1950 Columbia serialized film adventure Atom Man vs. Superman!  This 15 part serial series from 1950 was a sequel to the 1948 Superman series and features Lex Luthor as the lead villain masquerading under a mask as the Atom Man while trying to destroy Metropolis with a variety of fantastic weapons and gadgets.  The serial also features an early concept of the Phantom Zone and used real news footage to simulate disasters.  A fun filled adventures series for fans of DC Comics and Superman.  Read more.

Captain Marvel - Shazam! Updated and Expanded Article Looking at the Classic Character

Article: (03-10-2018) (Zones: Comic Books) Karl from When It Was Cool takes a look at one of the most iconic characters in comics - Captain Marvel (Shazam).  Now with his own movie, Shazam is more in the pop culture spotlight than he has been in decades.  In this article we take a look at the various incarnations and live action appearances of one of the earliest and greatest superheroes- Captain Marvel - Shazam! Read More.

Superman (1948) Serial Movie Review

Article & Podcast: (03-07-2018) (Zones: Comic Books) Join When It Was Cool editor Karl Stern with this look back at the 1948 Columbia serialized film adventure Superman! This 15 part serial series featured the first live action appearance of Superman and includes his origins, the origin of Kryptonite, and his battle against the mysterious Spider Lady.  A fun, action packed, movie serial.  Read More.

Album Review: Vundabar, Smell Smoke

Article: (02-27-2018) (Zones: Music) Boston-based rock band Vundabar has been described by fans and music critics as everything from revivalists of 1980s new wave to keepers of the 1960s surf rock flame, to post-punk power pop artists. This enviable inability to be pigeonholed is one of the group’s strong points, as they create infectious, energy-filled guitar rock with insightful lyrics. Joseph Perry takes a look at Vundabar’s third release Smell Smoke (Gawk Records) for When It Was Cool.  Read More.

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Marvel Universe in Order Podcast - Episode 16 - Fantastic Four 6

Podcast: (02-23-2018) (Zones: Marvel Universe in Order Podcast) On this edition of the Marvel Universe in Order Podcast, host Karl takes a look at the Fantastic Four issue 6 which features our first super villain team-up in the 616 Universe as Namor the Sub-Mariner teams up with Dr. Doom to take on the Fantastic Four.  However, trouble is brewing and a double cross is coming.  Also, Reed Richards remains the dumbest smartest man on Earth.  Marvel Universe in Order Podcast 16

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Captain America (1944) Serial Movie Review

Article & Podcast: (02-21-2018) (Zones: Comic Books) Join When It Was Cool editor Karl Stern with this look back at the 1944 Republic serialized film adventure Captain America!  This 15 part serial series used a man in a Captain America costume playing a character with essentially none of the elements of the Marvel Comics character.  The lead actor even died a few weeks after filming from a heart attack after being cast slightly overweight to play Captain America.  If it sounds like this serial is horrible, surprisingly, it isn't.  It also isn't really Captain America either.  Read More.

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Rush No More:  Is It Time for a Lee-Lifeson Experience?

Article: (02-17-2018) (Zones: Music) Neil Peart, the drummer and lyricists of Rush has retired but recently Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson dropped some new guitar tracks for California based band Fu Manchu.  In August 2017, rock DJ Eddie Trunk ignited a firestorm of speculation about a band featuring Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson touring without Peart.  It turns out, there was nothing to that.  But now, with a little time, a little space, and a shining example out there of how to do it right, could the time finally be right for the Lee-Lifeson Experience to hit the road?  Read More.

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The 100 Greatest Comic Book Stories of All Time

Article: (Zones: Comics / The 100 Lists) When It Was Cool has crunched the numbers using dozens of Best of Comics, Greatest Comic Books, and Must Read Comic Book Stories lists.  We have polled the visitors to When It Was Cool and these are the 100 Greatest Comic Book Single Issues, Comic Book Runs, and Graphic Novels of all time! Where did your favorite comic book or comic book story rank on the top 100 comics of all time list? Check it out!  Read More.

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Tight Roll Pants - Retro Fashion and Pop Culture Face Palm

Article: (Zones: Retro Pop Culture) We made a lot of regrettable fashion choices back in the 1980s and 1990s.  Tight rolling jeans was probably not even the worst of them.  When It Was Cool looks back at a fashion trend that made no sense, accomplished nothing, but we were darn sure going to roll on anyway.  Read More.

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100 Greatest Artists in Rock & Roll and Pop Music History

Article: (Zones: Music / The 100 Lists) When It Was Cool does a scientific (and a tiny bit subjective) study on who really were the 100 greatest acts in Rock & Roll and Pop Music history.  Some of the results will come as no surprise but others will.  Where does your favorite fall?  How do Elvis, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, and others compare to one another?  Take a look at one of our most popular articles ever- the When It Was Cool 100 Greatest Artists in Rock & Roll and Pop Music History! Read More.

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100 Greatest Rush Songs of All Time

Article: (Zones: Music / The 100 Lists) When It Was Cool takes on the entire Rush catalog and mega-Rush fan Karl Stern picks the 100 greatest Rush songs of all time.  Is this list subjective? You bet it is!  Your list may vary greatly but you just might find a forgotten treasure or two along the way.  This is list is easily digestible for the Rush master and novice alike and is one of the most popular articles of all time at When It Was Cool.  Read More.

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