It's certainly a thrill: How the Beatles invented the prog
In the sixties a whole generation of musicians hung on the Beatles' rock lofts and eagerly picked up on their impulses - in the relatively short span of their work the Fab Four became the most influential band of the pop era. How did this happen?
THE MARS VOLTA
A ballad album is probably the last thing you would have expected from the hyperactive gamblers of The Mars Volta. But Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and his men are always good for a surprise. After the Supernova with "The Bedlam In Goliath" they press reset on their new album "Octahedron".
"Tommy" and the Rockflipper
40 years ago The Whos epochal album "Tommy" was released. This was followed in 1975 by the filming of the material, which led to a pinball boom. With "Wizard!" and "Capt. Fantastic", the flick brought two pinball machines to its conclusion that were directly related to it. The success of these machines in turn led the industry to discover rock stars as motifs for their playground equipment.
The drone makes the music
When Tortoise started in the early nineties as a side project of The Sea & Cake and Eleventh Dream Day, nobody suspected that they would revolutionize popular music. A decade and a half later the band set themselves a new standard with their sixth album "Beacons Of Ancestorship".
"A band without identity isn't worth much"
What was already announced on Mariusz Duda's solo excursion "Lunatic Soul" continues on Riverside's fourth studio album "Anno Domini High Definition". The relief that the "Reality Dream" trilogy ("Out Of Myself", "Second Life Syndrome", "Rapid Eye Movement") is finally behind the Polish Prog quartet can be felt in every note. We talked to singer/bass player Mariusz Duda about the new creative push and the state of society
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND
When Dave Matthews enters the stage, the shirt-sleeved guy with the three-day beard can be considered a roadie. The 42-year-old South African born with his four-piece band has been one of the most sought-after performers in the USA for years. And his latest album "Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King" is back at number 1 in the charts
PHILLIP BOA/JAKI LOVE TIME
"Something's going on with drums"
Egocentric, loner, difficult genius - these attributes often fall when Phillip Boa is mentioned. And allegedly, the Voodoo Club's master of ceremonies is reluctant to give interviews. But there's also the other Phillip Boa, the open-minded musician, who spends coffee before the interview and, together with drummer legend Jaki Liebzeit, who joined the Vooodoo Club last year, chats relaxed about the new, extremely successful album "Diamonds Fall"
"The Incident" is the name of Porcupine Tree's new album, scheduled for release on September 18. "The Incident" is also the name of the 55-minute and 14-part song cycle on it, along with four other tracks. Roadrunner, the label of the British since 2007, asked for a pre-listening session of the album on July 6th and eclipsed followed the call to the London Air-Studios, not knowing that all of a sudden none other than Paul McCartney would come across you: Sir Macca was recording an orchestra session in the other recording room and had a friendly smile ready for everyone..
"Sterile? The opposite is true!"
The next Prog project - the next Supergroup? For the musical realization of his fantasy novel "The Edge Of The World" Kevin J. Anderson hired Prog greats like Erik Norlander, James LaBrie or Michael Sadler. eclipsed spoke with Norlander about Roswell Six, the work on the concept album "Terra Incognita: Beyond The Horizon" and disappointed critics
Power times noise
"When he awoke, the dinosaur was still there," is the text of the world's shortest short story. It is doubtful that their author Augusto Monterroso had J. Mascis and his band Dinosaur Jr. in mind. Nevertheless, this literary snapshot of the world's most ponderous hardcore band is written as if on a fat belly
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ROXY MUSIC - Revolutionary Circus Troupe
At the beginning of their career, the glam art rockers and later noble poppers Roxy Music looked more like a circus troupe, but the sound of their first two albums was just as revolutionary as their outfit. However, Brian Eno, the man who was responsible for the sound crafting, and singer and songwriter Bryan Ferry had already lived apart artistically after these records..
Keep the text up! Cult songs and their meaning
SERGE GAINSBOURG - 69 ANNÉE ÉROTIQUE
HOW PERMISSIVE WAS SEXUAL LIBERATION IN THE LATE SIXTIES REALLY? SERGE GAINSBOURGS LASZIVE LIEBESPARABEL "69 ANNÉE ÉROTIQUE" WAS A TABOO BREAK EVEN FOR THE WILD SIXTIES.