eclipsed No. 153 / 9-2013


Not only the Rolling Stones have been in the business for half a century, Eric Clapton also celebrates his 50th anniversary as a member of the Yardbirds: The guitarist's first professional engagement took place in October 1963. It was the beginning of a long journey that led him again and again to Crossroads, and it was the years in which he set the course for his unique career, which is still valid today.

McCartney, Zappa, Waters and Co.: When Rock Musicians Make Classical Music

As soon as rock musicians dare to enter the classical domain, many critics and listeners are alarmed. For example, Elvis Costellos, Joe Jacksons and Paul McCartney's advances into the serious world met with rejection. Are rock musicians perhaps not qualified to compose classical works? What makes people like Roger Waters, Steve Hackett or Tori Amos poach in this area at all? What audience will they reach? These and other questions are explored in the two-part feature.

Morrison, Zappa, Nash, Mitchell and all the others

They were among the most famous musicians of their generation. People like Jim Morrison, Frank Zappa, Graham Nash or Joni Mitchell were looking for an alternative to the "American Way Of Life". They found him in the mid-sixties in Laurel Canyon, a district of Los Angeles, a wooded gorge between West Hollywood and San Bernadino Valley. The film "Legends Of The Canyon", now available for the first time in Germany, recalls the history of this artist colony.

An Exhibition on the Pop and Art Phenomenon Glam

The "Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt" will be hosting an exhibition until September 22 that, under the concise title "Glam!", approaches from every conceivable direction the movement that in the early seventies began a short but far-reaching triumphal march in pop, but also in the art world. But what exactly does "glam" mean? eclipsed has investigated this question and found answers in the exhibition.

Music from the gallery

On her captivating second album, the Swede Anna von Hausswolff has discovered the church organ for herself. With this she creates a baroque, oppressive sonority as well as moments of lyrical lightness. Black romance with pop appeal. Church music for people who have nothing to do with church. Nordic melancholy with organ whistle. All that and yet nothing of the sort.

Everything flows

Karnivool are one of the flagships of the Australian music scene. With the monolith "Sound Awake" they cracked the top 10 of the domestic charts in 2009. Nevertheless, the band didn't want to simply pursue their typical style. The result of her new artistic discovery is "Asymmetry", on which she consciously shows herself willing to experiment.

Hattrick with moon, snow goose and cigarette box

Camel are on the verge of their comeback. Andrew Latimer has largely recovered from his protracted blood disease polycythaemia, which is why the band will present themselves live to their fans again this autumn - for the first time in eleven years. The songs of the great seventies albums "Mirage", "The Snow Goose" and "Moonmadness" will be in the centre of attention. To get into the mood we let Latimer guide us through the eventful history of his band.

Hero of Work

One hundred years ago, on 29 May 1913, Igor Stravinsky's scandalous work "Le Sacre Du Printemps" was premiered. With his project The Tangent, Andy Tillison has now presented a similarly ambitious work with "Le Sacre Du Travail (The Rite Of Work)", which is in direct succession to the Stravinsky composition. In contrast to the Russian, Tillison does not focus on spring, but on the work itself.

Keep the text up! Cult songs and their meaning

Randy Newman never lived in Baltimore himself. Yet he knows the city on the east coast of the United States. At least that's what his song suggests, which he dedicated to the former trade metropolis or better: that he threw into its grave like a last floral greeting. Baltimore" could symbolize many other disintegrating US cities - not least the economically and morally bankrupt Detroit.

A Passage to India

Although he wrote one of the most beautiful ("While My Guitar Gently Weeps") and one of the most covered ("Something") Beatles songs, George Harrison always stayed in the background as a songwriter in the band - the duo Lennon/McCartney were too overpowering and gave their colleague hardly any room for development. Harrison's first attempts to escape the shadow of John and Paul with the solo albums "Wonderwall Music" and "Electronic Sounds" during the Beatles era got stuck. Half a year after the end of the Fab Four, the India fan managed the liberation with "All Things Must Pass", the first triple LP in rock history.