The Wendehälse of Rock
with Genesis, Yes, David Bowie, Queen, Chicago, Mike Oldfield, Styx, Scorpions, Barclay James Harvest, Fleetwood Mac, Jefferson Airplane, Santana..
Wendehälse are tender Singvögel from the family of the woodpeckers. If they feel threatened, they turn their heads jerkily. Their human namesakes are known for hanging their coats after the wind. Such birds can also be observed in the music: Artists who begin in prog, blues, jazz (rock) or avant-garde and suddenly end up in pop: the turncoats of rock. We show a selection of those groups and solo artists who transformed themselves from demanding rock acts into more or less ambitious pop attractions - and occasionally back again. There are also those musicians who chose the opposite path and one day tore their pop star skin off to make room for something new.
Reach for the stars
A new album, plus a tour celebrating the 20th birthday of the Marillion classic "Clutching At Straws": Fish intervenes again more strongly in the musical happening. eclipsed met the impressive singer in the context of his appearance in Mainz.
Anton Corbijn has been the star among pop photographers and video directors for over 20 years. Meanwhile he has also made his feature film debut: "Control", a tribute to Ian Curtis, singer of the cult band Joy Division. Marcel Anders met Corbijn for a chat in Berlin.
Who came out of the rain
For five long years Joe Jackson has made himself scarce in order to deliver only ten songs on his new album "Rain", in addition to a sparse instrumentation with piano, bass and drums. Poor or not - for Joe Jackson there is a conscious decision behind it, how he records in the conversation with Wolf Kampmann.
THE MOODY BLUES
Spiritual leaders against will
Who invented it? The hypothesis that The Moody Blues founded the prog in 1967 with the album "Days Of Future Passed" has many fans. A look back shows that, in addition to genius and madness, chance also played an important role in the creation of this masterpiece. But it's no coincidence that the magic of Moody Blues remains unbroken to this day.
PROG IN POLAND - YESTERDAY AND TODAY
Riverside are the flagships of the flourishing progressive rock of Polish coinage. They are the provisional end point of a development that began in the early seventies and that, with Czesław Niemen and SBB, produced two icons that are still among the most renowned musicians in the country today.
Keep the text up! Cult songs and their meaning
NICK DRAKE - CELLO SONG
WHEN A MUSICIAN TAKES HIS OWN LIFE, EVERYONE WANTS TO KNOW AFTERWARDS. KURT COBAIN AND ELLIOTT SMITH ARE EXEMPLARY CASES, BUT EVEN NICK DRAKE DID NOT MAKE A FUSS OUT OF THE DESIRE FOR AN EARLY END
PURCHASE SHEET YO LA TENGO - In the name of innovation
Yo La Tengo have never been among the first ranks of commercially successful alternative bands. But where others came and went, they showed consistency. In the music biz race, they were the hedgehogs rather than the rabbits. Your secret weapon is innovation..
LIVE IN CONCERT
Wishbone Ash, Big Country, Focus, The Dog & Pony Show (among others with Mother Tongue, The Strange Death Of Liberal England)