milestones in hard rock history
With Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath they formed the troika of British 70s hard rock. The cult band Deep Purple, founded 40 years ago, had to struggle with personnel problems right from the start: musicians came and went. On the occasion of their anniversary and as an appetizer for the upcoming tour, we take a close look at the different line-ups (Marks) - with the emphasis on the great time.
Game without Borders Part II
In the mid 70s Yes were the kings of international rock: Sensational album sales and sold out tours provided for an exciting jetset life. But then the punk came and the former Prog flagship got into heavy water. After several line-ups the band landed their biggest hit in 1983 with the song "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" and the album "90125". Our anniversary feature shows how this came about.
Once Underground, Always Underground
They are known as the appendix to The Velvet Underground. As a glamour girl by Andy Warhol's side. As lover or muse of illustrious rock and film stars. The fact that Nico, who would have turned 70 in October, has also created an influential solo work is often behind this.
THE MICK FLEETWOOD BLUES BAND
Blues is Blues
The name Mick Fleetwood is inextricably linked to Fleetwood Mac. But Fleetwood Mac were not always the band that stormed the Popolymp with "Rumours" and never left again. In the 60s the group around the drumming namesake and bassist John McVie started as a blues act. Her legendary guitarist was Peter Green. With the Mick Fleetwood Blues Band touring Germany in October, Fleetwood now recapitulates the early years of the Green era.
Ripe for the island escape
After the spectacular concert recording "Remember That Night" David Gilmour now presents another live document: Recorded on 26 August 2006, the performance in Gdansk in front of 50,000 spectators was the highlight and finale of the triumphant "On An Island" tour.
"Dream Theater are too loud for me!"
In the seventies he redefined the role of the keyboard player. With his bands The Nice and ELP he made rock history. Now Keith Emerson has presented another convincing solo album after some failures with the help of US guitar ace Marc Bonilla.
The Folk Expressionist
Already on her album "A Hand Full Of Hurricanes" (2006) Rose Kemp recommended herself as a singer who draws on the plump diversity of life. On their new CD "Unholy Majesty", songs are transformed into sounding statues, which turn the achievements of prog and hard rock into a vocal colossus of phenomenal force.
Chicken instead of steak from time to time
Hardly any other band is as controversial among genre Neoprog fans as Pendragon. One loves or hates the formation from the English Stroud. But even their most irreconcilable critics must acknowledge the perseverance with which singer/guitarist Nick Barrett has unswervingly followed his musical visions for 30 years.
From underdog to dream team
If you say post-rock, you say mogwai. With their sixth album "The Hawk Is Howling" the band from Glasgow confirms once again that they can lift up powerful guitar walls as well as create atmospheric soundscapes.
Keep the text up! Cult songs and their meaning
PUBLIC IMAGE LTD - ANNALISA
WHAT "THE EXORCIST" BROUGHT TO THE CANVAS IN 1973 WITH GREAT PUBLIC APPEAL TOOK PLACE THREE YEARS LATER IN A BAVARIAN WINE VILLAGE. BUT WITHOUT A HAPPY ENDING. THIS AGAIN INSPIRED PIL TO HER SONG "ANNALISA".
Shopping List TOM WAITS - The Bone Man
Tom Waits is an artist whose impressive career has taken many turns over the years. In 1973 his first album "Closing Time" was released, on which he gave the drunken beat poet, who drowned his loneliness in beer and sat down at the piano in shabby bars to share his sorrow with the night swallows.