NEIL YOUNG - The Indomitable
Even as a young singer, as a representative of the hippie generation, Neil Young didn't mince his words. And he has remained the most controversial, sometimes in the best sense of the word uninhibited spirit of rock music: The Canadian, who turns seventy on November 12, shows no signs of age-mild. In the following we show why it is so important that "the old man" is still there.
JEFF LYNNE'S ELO - Alte Schule
The owner of a discotheque in Philadelphia is responsible for the first full contact between minimal music and popular music. In 1968, he commissioned the minimal music pioneer Terry Riley to compose a kind of signature melody for his nightclub. But instead of writing something of his own, Riley took a recently published R'n'B number and turned it to the left: He completely reassembled Harvey Avernes' three-minute "You're No Good" using tape recorders and a sine wave generator. At the end there was a 21-minute freak-out - the first remix in pop history. Riley had transformed the soulful source material into a psychedelic sound collage, in which verse and chorus intertwine, the chorus is staccato-like mounted one behind the other and the vocal tracks are multiplied and arranged time-shifted like a canon. Electronic noise and the sound of the spooling tape also found their way into the processing. No one took note of this groundbreaking work, of course.
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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.