Posts tagged with 1970s
“Heroes”: The Triumph And Despair Behind David Bowie’s Anthemic Song
Life-affirming or fatalistic? The David Bowie song ‘Heroes’ has been interpreted all ways – and it even changed the course of world politics.
‘Close To The Edge’: How Yes Leapt To Prog-Rock Immortality
Heroic and audacious, Yes’ 1972 album, ‘Close To The Edge’, saw the progressive-rock voyagers throw themselves into a wondrous sonic odyssey.
She’s Lost Control: How Joy Division Let Loose Their Creative Genius
So good they recorded it twice, Joy Division’s She’s Lost Control is a stark post-punk classic that still sounds like the future.
‘Full Circle’: How The Doors Found Closure After Jim Morrison’s Death
With the ‘Full Circle’ album, The Doors proved they could still make great music, but, without Jim Morrison, it was always destined to end.
Best Jeff Beck Songs: 10 Classic Cuts From The British Blues Master
Taking hard rock to new peaks, the best Jeff Beck songs saw the legendary guitarist leave The Yardbirds to embark on a soaring solo career.
‘School’s Out’: Why This Alice’s Cooper Album Is In A Different Class
It’s title track was a global smash, but Alice Cooper’s ‘School’s Out’ album also deserves top marks as a rock classic.
Starman: How David Bowie Landed A Legend-Making Song
With an earworm melody and an unforgettable TV performance, Starman became the song that brought David Bowie’s fame.
‘Unknown Pleasures’: How Joy Division Created A Timeless Debut Album
Dark, enigmatic and compelling, Joy Division’s debut album, ‘Unknown Pleasures’, has retained its allure in the decades since its release.
‘Workingman’s Dead’: Behind Grateful Dead’s Americana Rebirth
Emerging from a time of crisis, the ‘Workingman’s Dead’ album kick-started a creative revival that reshaped Grateful Dead’s career.
‘Mingus’: What Happened When Joni Mitchell Met A Jazz Legend
A unique collaboration between Joni Mitchell and Charles Mingus, ‘Mingus’ was the crowning album in an innovative period of creativity.
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