Forty-five years ago this month, David Bowie’s “Ziggy Stardust” changed the trajectory of rock music, fashion, and gender social issues in just 38 minutes.
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Down through the history of mankind, first flights such as The Eagles are revered: the Montgolfier brothers in Paris in 1783 with their hot air balloon; the Wright brothers in 1903 with powered flight…
The Doors Absolutely Live performing “Who Do You Love”
Detroit’s blue-collar bars and cheap motels along Woodward Avenue may be less than 200 miles away from the steps of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, but it turned out to be a four decade odyssey for Alice Cooper. Only in rock’n’roll can a preacher’s son named Vincent Furnier dress up in […]
Whoever first coined the term “blue eyed soul” to describe the Righteous Brothers, it is a safe bet that the phrase was next used to describe the Belfast singer/songwriter Van Morrison. Practically it is impossible to explain the width and depth of this Northern Ireland native’s contribution without resorting to hyperbole, as music writer Jason […]
Traffic albums Mr Fantasy, Traffic, and John Barleycorn Must Die included former Spencer Davis Group teen prodigy singer/organist/guitarist Steve Winwood, reed man Chris Wood, and drummer Jim Capaldi. Guitarist/singer Dave Mason, a former Spencer Davis roadie, shared a talent for melody with the other three on the first two Traffic albums, but little else personality-wise, and was cut loose for the second and final time before the second album hit store shelves.
Already America’s most popular hard rock band prior to its release, “1984” propelled Van Halen with innovative guitar whiz Eddie Van Halen, drummer brother Alex, bass player and unmistakable harmony singer Michael Anthony, and showman extraordinaire David Lee Roth into the stratosphere of rock’s elite.
To me it has always been inconceivable that the same producer who recorded the claustrophobically dry close-miked sparse arrangements on David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars , an album which sounded unlike any before it in 1972 and precious few since, could two years later also produce […]
I had said in the liner notes where I was talking about one of the songs and I just said ,’ it reminds me of ya know Brave New World and Sailor when I was working on my guitar parts ‘. And what I did then and what I did on this record. So, it is similar, I think and it’s been a very fun project to get excited about playing lead guitar on a record…(To read the entire 1-hour interview,click the link below)