The eclipsed check - The 150 greatest rock anthems of all time
Stomping, combative, polemic, ecstatic - rock anthems can present themselves in this way and in completely different forms of mood. In any case, they have always stood for the great emotional theatre in popular music. The eclipsed editorial team has brought together the 150 most exciting representatives of the hymn-like song from six decades and allowed showers to trickle down their backs several times. Welcome to the stage of larger-than-life gestures!
If the floodgates of memory are opened, what escapes them can no longer be stopped. The US band Gov't Mule has been releasing a whole series of archive recordings of special programs with music by Pink Floyd, the Rolling Stones or together with jazz guitarist John Scofield for two years. The release of her furious Doors tribute from 2014 with Robbie Krieger is only a matter of time. The provisional conclusion of the series, however, is a tribute by Gov't Mule to himself. The "Tel-Star Sessions" of 1994 are the very first recordings the band ever made. Mule boss Warren Haynes remembers with eclipsed.
eclipsed: Why did it take so long for you to release these recordings?
STEVEN WILSON - Frei, that means alone
two years ago Steven Wilson climbed the Prog-Olymp with his solo work "The Raven That Refused To Sing". The active Englishman has received exuberant criticism across the scene. Now he lays with "Hand. Cannot. Erase." A work as ambitious and complex as its predecessor. However, the bar is high. If and how Steven Wilson wants to overcome them and which direction he takes, he tells in a big interview.
GOV'T MULE - Pink Floyd and all the others
Bluegrass is on the rise again. But the fact that it is Southern heavyweight Warren Haynes of all people who takes care of this idiom, which is hardly to be surpassed in its lightness, is astounding again. Although he occasionally gives acoustic shows, his music suddenly gains unexpected momentum in combination with fiddle, banjo, mandolin, honkytonk piano and double bass.
Warren Haynes is a workaholic. Or would it be better to say Warren Haynes are workaholics? It is hard to imagine that this man's inconceivable workload can be mastered by a single person. There are not only the albums and constant tours of his main band Gov't Mule, his acoustic shows as a solo artist, his numerous guest appearances with the Grateful Dead follow-up bands, with Gov't Mule he also performs a special cover program twice a year, which is only rehearsed for one show at a time.
An institution in America, Gov't Mule are still an insider tip in Germany. The band has been around for twenty years. But anyone who knows her knows that she has two identities. It now takes this fact into account with a special CD series. This raises the question: Gov't Mule and Pink Floyd - does that work together? Quite as Gov't Mule show on their latest release "The Dark Side Of The Mule".
Forty years ago, an album called "Selling England By The Pound" was released, which is seen by many Genesis and progressive rock fans as the culmination of a development at the end of which the pioneers, who started as a school band, became the kings of symphonic prog in the seventies. But the process that led to the creation of the milestone was quite problematic, sometimes even torturous. eclipsed tells the story of an album that was to shape an entire genre - and emphasized the origin of the musicians like no other.
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eclipsed is a music magazine based in Aschaffenburg and has been on the German market since 2000. It is aimed at friends of sophisticated rock music who want to go on a new acoustic voyage of discovery month after month.
eclipsed deals in detail with the rock greats of the 60s and 70s in the areas of art rock, prog, psychedelic, blues, classic, hard rock and much more as well as with the current scene in these areas.