eclipsed No. 162 / 7/8-2014

09. September 2014

The Story of Quadrophenia

"'Tommy' changed everything and saved us," Pete Townshend remembers in the introductory essay to the 2011 re-release of "Quadrophenia". Basically, The Who had been a singles band in the sixties; the sudden intellectualization of pop music had posed a new, unexpected challenge to its thought leader. "People suddenly wanted to hear 'serious' music from pop groups.

Between heaven and earth

THE BLACK KEYS - Gold and platinum everywhere

27. June 2014

THE BLACK KEYS - Gold and platinum everywhere

And that makes guitarist/singer Dan Auerbach (35) really angry. He has the feeling that he will not be granted success, that mass compatibility will suddenly be something dirty and negative, and that as an artist he must not grow, but should always serve the same thing. Which is why he deliberately steps on the brakes to release the latest Keys epic, hardly gives interviews anymore and prefers to let the music speak. But for eclipsed he is to speak: He receives in his Easy Eye Sound Studios in downtown Nashville - and chooses the gallant middle course between verbal diplomacy and uninhibited vomiting.

eclipsed: How do you deal with the widespread opinion that the Black Keys have become too big and too successful in recent years - can you understand that?


28. May 2014

Anyone who claims that The Black Keys are a blues rock duo did not understand the concept behind the project. Yes, the songs of Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach are based on blues riffs, but what they do with them is on a different page. In general: To speak of a duo is also not quite correct. For the fifth time, producer guru Danger Mouse sits at the controls and is at least jointly responsible for the fact that the band's sound has developed from the gritty underground blues rock of the early albums to what now seems to be close to perfection on "Turn Blue": blues-based rock music that doesn't set any limits and sounds incredibly contemporary.

eclipsed No. 122 / 7/8-2010

11. April 2014

eclipsed at ROCKPALAST
"You never yelled at us!"

The Rockpalast is alive! Even 34 years after the first official programme, the most respected live music programme on German television offers a platform for famous bands and up-and-coming acts alike. The second series of Rockpalast DVDs is currently being released. We took this opportunity to compile our own DVD with "Palast" treasures and to recall the concerts of the artists presented there.

Dream of the "Omma"