The eclipsed annual review 2009
The first decade of the third millennium is behind us. What this remains in the memory from a cultural-historical point of view is not yet quite clear. The fog has to clear a little. One thing, however, is already clear: Rock has asserted its position, which it regained in the nineties. Just in 2009 he reaped another amazing harvest.
The Norwegian psychedelic rockers celebrated their company anniversary in 2009: Bent Sæther and Hans Magnus Ryan have been serving up the best for upmarket taste for twenty years now. Now the band even reaches a "Heavy Metal Fruit".
THEM CROOKED VULTURES
He has drummed for greats like David Bowie, Killing Joke, Motörhead, NIN, Queen and Tenacious D.. He was a member of Scream and Nirvana. He also leads the Foo Fighters, one of the most successful rock bands of our time. Now Dave Grohl surprises us with a trio that consists of John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) and Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age) next to him - and which makes a big splash with its debut.
Big Apple Days
On the weekend of 17-18 January 1970 the Doors performed live again in New York after a one-year break. Their four shows in the Felt Forum, the first of which we will review below, should be the last with Jim Morrison in the Big Apple. The recently released six CD box "Live In New York" documents the gigs of the West Coast band - from the first to the last note. So it is what the first official live album of the Doors always pretended to be: Absolutely live.
"We are the actual Jane!"
Beside Eloy Jane are the Prog export hits of Hannover. For forty years now. Now the newly formed group around Charly Maucher and Klaus Walz has released their new album: "Traces". We're going for clues.
Disgusting Planetary Music
Five years after the great "K.A" Magma have released a new album. Like that, "Ëmëhntëhtt-Ré" is also part of the mysterious "Theusz Hamtaahk" trilogy. And according to Magma Abbot Christian Vander, the next stone of this enormous mosaic of works could follow shortly.
Ingratitude is the world's reward
With crystal-clear vocal harmonies, the Englishmen Rachel and Becky Unthank have imprinted themselves as haunting voices in modern folk music. On their latest album "Here's The Tender Coming", the sisters and their band The Unthanks surprise with exciting chamber sounds and headstrong versions of traditional themes.
eclipsed shopping list:
ELOY - Searching for the concept of the world
Hardly any other German rock band brought the blood of the critics into such a flush as the Hanoverian group around Frank Bornemann. Founded in 1969, Eloy developed increasingly away from spherical Krautrock towards a more meaningful prog - somewhere between Pink Floyd, Genesis and ELP..
Keep the text up! Cult songs and their meaning
MANIC STREET PREACHERS - 4st 7lbs
"4ST 7LBS", THE SONG FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF AN ANOREXIC, WAS WRITTEN BY THE LOST MUSICIAN RICHEY EDWARDS. IN IT HE ANALYZES HIS OWN EATING DISORDER - AND CREATED ONE OF THE MOST OPPRESSIVE SELF-DESTRUCTIVE ANTHEMS OF THE NINETIES.