The sparrows whistled it off the roofs for months on end, now it's official: Led Zeppelin, another 70s icon, takes part in the illustrious reunion hustle and bustle of modern times. So far, however, without a new album, let alone a complete tour, but "only" with a one-off show on 10 December in London's O2 Arena. But already the announcement of the group's participation in the "Ahmet Ertegün Tribute Concert" was enough to put 20 million fans into hysteria.
THE SAN FRANCISCO
JETS The Hippie Year 1967
Maybe it really only lasted one summer, the most colourful era of rock music. But what was conceived, composed and played in clubs, ballrooms, studios and living rooms on San Francisco Bay in 1967 provided rock and its creators with inspiration and sound patterns for 40 years. And there's no end in sight.
US producer Joe Boyd (65) conjures up the music of the 60s in his recently published book "White Bicycles". He describes his experiences with artists such as Nick Drake, Pink Floyd, John Martyn, John Cale - and Jimi Hendrix. He even made a film about the Fender prince after his death. In the following, we present an abbreviated chapter of the book that illuminates the circumstances of the shooting of this documentary.
30 years of creative crabwalk
Total music. The international quartet Tuxedomoon formulates nothing less on their new CD "Vapour Trails". 30 years after the start of their long-term experiment, the former companions of Devo and the residents have reached the point where they can start.
COHEED AND CAMBRIA
"I don't know what Claudio's getting at!"
With "No World For Tomorrow", the fourth part of the space saga of the Prog screamers from New York has, as expected, arrived in the charts worldwide. Before their performance at the Cologne club Gloria on September 30th, the new drummer Chris Pennie and the meanwhile renegade bassist Michael Todd eclipsed were available for a conversation.
In symphonic highs
Good things take time. With the US Progger Glass Hammer, the wisdom that has been strained so much applies. The band around Fred Schendel (keys, guit, voc) and Steve Babb (b, keys, voc) exists since 1993, but it was only in the new millennium that they got beyond their initial successes. Since "Chronometree" (2000) and the rock opera "Lex Rex" (2002) they have been perceived as serious greats in this country
Wild women and crooked horns
Like the mythical griffin itself - half eagle, half lion - Gryphon cannot be clearly assigned. So the British formation played medieval music at the beginning of their career, then switched to folk, to later deliver flawless progressive rock. Gryphon guitarist Graeme Taylor shed light on the history of a long forgotten band
Keep the text up! Cult songs and their meaning
SIMON AND GARFUNKEL - THE BOXER
THE MELANCHOLIC PIECE BY PAUL SIMON TELLS OF THE BURIED HOPES OF A YOUNG MAN WHO SET OUT TO CONQUER THE CITY OF NEW YORK - AND LANDED IN THE GUTTER
MAGMA - Da Zeuhl Wortz Mekanïk
Only a few bands develop their own language. Even fewer of them found their own genre. Magma did both: Kobaïan is the language, Zeuhl the genre. Spiritually deeply impressed by the recently deceased jazz legend John Coltrane, musically strongly influenced by Stravinsky and Orff, drummer Christian Vander founded the band Magma in Paris in 1969. With the aim of distinguishing itself from contemporary French rock and pop music, which at the time was chasing after Anglo-Saxon models..
His ten most relevant songs
Shortly after the release of the latest anthology "Dylan" the debate about the most relevant songs of the master has naturally once again flared up among the followers. On the one hand there are the eternal classics like "Blowin' In The Wind" or "Knockin' On Heaven's Door". On the other hand, there are also a considerable number of great songs that threaten to be crushed under the weight of the classics. eclipsed wants to throw his hat in the ring and name the ten most sparkling Dylan jewels apart from the big hits
INSTALLING NEW CONSTRUCTIONS
With the Einstürzende Neubauten everything is open again. The album of the same name is shockingly unprogrammatic. A beautiful songalbum, which delivers the mechanics, pneumatics and hydraulics of earlier albums only virtually as an imagination module for the listener. Blixa cash to the backgrounds
Back to the institution
With his debut album "Oxygene" in 1977, Jean Michel Jarre created the epic of electronic music par excellence and showed all those who believe in technology the way to a beautiful new world. Today, 30 years later, the master over keys and knobs revives his masterpiece in the form of a CD and two DVDs, because he now lacks poetry in electronic music.