Traditionally (but not always) sturdy and steady, the best bassists of all time have provided solid foundations for every type of music.
Hitting the road yet again, Chris Rea’s sequel album, ‘The Road To Hell Part 2’, went off the beaten track to fuse guitar with dance rhythms.
Bold and diverse, David Bowie’s self-titled 1969 album boasted songs such as Space Oddity which saw him emerge as a unique songwriter.
Bridging the gap between Joy Division and New Order, the ‘Movement’ album provided ‘a rough draft for future greatness’.
Pairing up with Chic’s Nile Rodgers, Madonna created ‘Like A Virgin’, arguably the most significant record ever released by a woman.
Giving a voice and taking a stand, the best protest songs serve as a record of the fight against ineffective and corrupt policy-makers.
Defiantly creative, Echo And The Bunnymen’s music resounds through the ages. “We thought we were the best band in the world,” they tell Dig!
Full of libido and revelling in his rock’n’roll ‘icon’ status, Rod Stewart’s ‘The Tears of Hercules’ is a joyous and confident album.
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