The 80s were chockful of New Wave power ballads, synthesizers, drum machines, and no shortage of Madonna and Michael Jackson.
5 Legendary Musical Feuds
In the world of music, competition is rife. Be it bands, record labels or artists, there is always one entity striving to do better than the rest of their contemporaries. Even musicians who once worked alongside each other in the past may end up competing with one another somewhere down the line.
Quiet Storm Classics
In the 1970s several sub genres of R & B and soul came to life including funk with musicians such as Parliament, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Sly and the Family Stone and Stevie Wonder. In the middle of the 1970s disco became a huge hit with Donna Summer, Thelma Houston, KC and The Sunshine Band and The Bee Gees.Rick Henry Christopher
The Art Of Roger Dean
Introduction Seriously I did not know how I could approach this. I became exposed to Roger Dean's artwork as a teenager and was immediately hooked by his fantastical imagery. His website is below.
The Extreme Violence Of Folk Music and Murder Ballads
Introduction I am currently listening to “Sweet Child” by Pentangle, a live album I had for sale on Discogs but have now withdrawn as it is so good. I am sure that they have some violence somewhere in their music but here are a few of my favourites.
A Playlist Of Places
Introduction I was wondering if I could create a playlist of songs I love about places, because I love the place or have a great friend who lives there or it is just a beautiful song that makes me want to go there. We all love something that gives us a feeling of warmth, comfort and longing.
A Few of My Favourite Tyneside Bands
Introduction A lot of these bands are no longer with us but all of them were worth seeing when they were performing. A lot are still going as well so all is not lost. A couple such as Bon Jordi, Radge Against The Machine and Benwell Floyd are not included because they are from a decade back and I have not heard of them recently.
The Kate Bush Songs You May Have Missed
Rick Henry produced a definitive Top 20 Kate Bush list, based on votes from die-hard KB fans which you can read about here.Mike Singleton - MikeydredPublished 10 months ago in Beat
You Traveled Back In Time To The 80’s With Your Walkman
I don’t know what it is but the old songs seem to hit different compared to the new music today and by that I mean the songs are expressed differently. Don't quote me though because Harry Styles and Doja Cat are pretty awesome artists. (You can't even lie.)
David Bowie Saw the Downfall of Rock 'n Roll in the Growth of the Internet
Photo by David Shankbone Twenty years ago before Facebook and Twitter drew us all closer together (or further apart), David Bowie sat down with Jeremy Paxman of the the BBC to discuss the future we know now. He recounted Rock ‘n’ Roll, rebellion and how the internet would not only change music, but clue us in on a world that was far more stratified than we had believed.Rich Monetti
A Story Behind the Song "That's Life" by Frank Sinatra
This story in a roundabout way involves Frank Sinatra. He started Reprise Records in 1961 and continued to record successful albums with such hits as “That’s Life,” “Strangers in the Night”, “Somethin’ Stupid” and “My Way”.
A Story Behind the Song Raspberry Beret by Prince
Saturday night in Funkytown It was graduation night for high school seniors in Minneapolis. My carload of girls trying to be Janet Jackson’s backup singers asked me a question before ending their run.
Montecito Lad Odyssey
Page’s father drove him up the coast with all his luggage, but the surfboard stayed in SB. His mother made sure of that. Page had been able to smuggle his wetsuit, however. His mother had insisted that it stay, but at the last minute, Page threw it into the car trunk from where he kept it in the garage. He was on the road before his mother noticed it was missing. Page knew his dad didn’t care if he brought it. His dad just wanted to keep things cool with mom or else he had no peace either. Page and his dad were on the same wavelength. They knew the main problem was keeping mom from freaking. She was a real bitch from hell when she did.Brett Deforest Maxfield