eclipsed No. 146 / 12-2012 - 1-2013

The grand finale

There is no going back: 32 years after the end of Led Zeppelin the last hopes for a comeback of the rock legend have been dashed. Page, Plant and Jones couldn't come up with a common denominator, they have an ambivalent relationship to their own past and have long since moved elsewhere mentally. So the release of their new live DVD "Celebration Day" is also a rare occasion for collective nostalgia and detailed conversations with Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones, which we reproduce here in full, which eclipsed of course does not miss.

There you go!

"Sledgehammer", "Big Time", "Don't Give Up", "In Your Eyes" - no other Peter Gabriel album has thrown so many hits as the "So" released in 1986. Suddenly the cranky Artpoptüftler was a household name that made millions and finally cut himself off from his old band Genesis. With the anniversary box set for "So", Gabriel now provides fascinating insights into the creation of his epochal work.

The History of Jazz Rock, Part 1

The 43rd edition of the German Jazz Festival in Frankfurt concentrated on a style that, from the mid-sixties onwards, unleashed undreamt-of energies: jazz rock broke down barriers believed to be insurmountable and helped both styles to explore new possibilities. We take this year's Jazz Festival as an opportunity to provide a two-part outline of the development of jazz rock, which was not a revolution of a moment, but a revolution that lasted for several years.

In the autumn of life

A new album, which is already one of the highlights of his late work, and an autobiography that fundamentally differs from the usual biographies - Neil Young will be omnipresent in autumn 2012. But what drives a 67-year-old who, according to his own statement, wants to save the music industry from destruction en passant in the near future? eclipsed took out an album and a book to search for traces.

...and suddenly! they are back again

Ten years after "Yanqui U.X.O.", the celebrated Canadian formation Godspeed You! Black Emperor now their fourth regular studio recording - out of nowhere. Completely surprising. And also with "'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! the group moves away from the music business. She makes two statements: a musical one and a political one.

Keep the text up! Cult songs and their meaning

Only a few lyrics in rock and pop music deal with the subject of gambling addiction. It can hardly be assumed that the hedonistic people of musicians are alien to this very vice, vulgo: illness. The Canadian successful band Saga at least once took on this phenomenon of civilization. And in the lyrics to one of her greatest hits.

New York for advanced students

With "Turn On The Bright Lights" the Indierocker Interpol presented one of the most spectacular debut albums in recent rock history ten years ago. Here you have captured the sound of a shaken, doubting city. Unlike the snotty debut of the Strokes twelve months earlier, "Turn On The Bright Lights" was dark, brooding, mysterious.

"All I'm doing is fighting Martians."

In 1898 H. G. Wells wrote the science fiction story "The War Of The Worlds". In 1939, Orson Welles' radio version of the story of the conquest of the world by Mars invaders panicked thousands of Americans because they thought the attack was real. 1978 followed "Jeff Wayne's Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds", as his double album with full title is called. The breathtaking mixture of electronic and symphonic progressive rock sounds, then hip disco rhythms and film sound collages together with the dramatic voice of the narrator Richard Burton and those of rock singers such as Justin Hayward, Chris Thompson or Phil Lynott met with massive approval. Now Jeff Wayne is back with the modernized version "The New Generation" - on CD as well as on stage.

pioneers of unlimited optimism

When Caravan were formed in 1968, Pye Hastings (vocals, guitar), Richard Sinclair (bass, vocals), his brother David Sinclair (keyboards) and Richard Coughlan (drums) did not suspect that they would found their own rock genre in the following years - Canterbury Rock, which was characterized by folk, jazz, beat, pop and prog elements.