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Bamboléo: song meaning and origin of the lyrics
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Locomotive Breath: fine groove born from Jethro Tull's studio session
Locomotive Breath is one of the more popular songs written by the British prog-rock band Jethro Tull, first released on...
Bennie and the Jets: the opening piano chord and disastrous recording sessions in Jamaica
Bennie and the Jets is inarguably one of Elton John's most popular songs first released on the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road...
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida: Iron Butterfly's longest song anticipated metal genres
Released in 1968 by the American psychedelic rock band Iron Butterfly, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida remains to be one of the most...
Shaman's Blues: quintessential The Doors song refined their most controversial album
Shaman's Blues was written by Jim Morrison for The Soft Parade, The Doors' fourth studio album released in the summer of...
Baba O'Riley or Teenage Wasteland brought to life by Lowrey organ
The now-iconic album opener Baba O'Riley was first released on the fifth studio album by the English rock band The Who ...
Rollin' and Tumblin' as the essence of slide guitar technique combined with lyrics diversity
Rollin' and Tumblin' is one of the great Delta blues songs that has been interpreted by many blues artists long before...
Wishful Sinful: atypical harmony of Robby Krieger
Wishful Sinful is a song written by Robby Krieger for The Soft Parade released in 1969 by The Doors and considered to be...
Easy Skanking: meaning and themes in the famous Bob Marley album opener
Easy Skanking is the opening song on Bob Marley’s tenth studio album Kaya released in 1978 and preceding the historic...
Savoy Truffle: cautionary song about chocolate by the quiet Beatle
Savoy Truffle is one of four songs written by George Harrison for the 1968 album The Beatles, also known as the White...
Twist in My Sobriety: rare oboe solo in Tanita Tikaram's best song
Twist in My Sobriety is a song by British pop-folk singer Tanita Tikaram released as a single from her debut album...
Progressive rock adaptation of Alberto Ginastera's piano concerto features innovative electronic drums
One of the works of the iconic Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera went far beyond the attention of the classical...
Surrealistic Pillow as the ultimate psychedelic experience pioneered by Jefferson Airplane
Released in 1967, Surrealistic Pillow was Jefferson Airplane's second album which not only set a departure point for the...
Peter Sinfield: the songwriter whose lyrics embellished the formative prog rock albums of the 1970s
Peter Sinfield is an iconic songwriter who has written for most influential albums of the prog-rock genre released...
Swordfishtrombones: groundbreaking instrumentation catches Tom Waits' signature sound
Released in 1983, Swordfishtrombones became the first self-produced album by Tom Waits that not only established the...
Adrian Belew's spellbinding guitar tricks saturate prog music with the sounds of space
American multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Adrian Belew managed to extract entirely extraordinary sounds from his...
The low-end sound of Morphine trio cut short by Mark Sandman's tragic death while on a stage
Twenty years have passed since Mark Sandman’s tragic passing of a heart attack during a 1999 live performance with the...
Mussorgsky's pictures redrawn for the prog rock exhibition
Piano suite Pictures at an Exhibition written by the Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky in 1874 retains its innovative...
Quadraphonic vinyl reveals new Atom Heart Mother details
In the late 1960s, after the stereo sound almost completely replaced the mono format in the recording industry, the...
CAN: from the mind of Czukay to the golden age of krautrock
German band Can established themselves as pioneers of experimental avant-garde by seamlessly combining their influences...
Cream's biggest hit inspired by Hendrix's debut in England
Sunshine of Your Love by the British rock band Cream is perhaps their best known song that spawned numerous covers...
Innovative Bohemian Rhapsody set new standards for the music video production
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Seven Nation Army riff conquers sport and classical music
It seems that since the initial release of the White Stripes' Seven Nation Army in 2003, the crowds at sporting events...
The Celtic Baroque roots of Stairway to Heaven
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Metallica with San Francisco Symphony: fresh & heavy atmosphere of modern opera
It seemed like Metallica were running out of ideas at the end of the millennium. However, in 1999, they released S&M...
Dazed and Confused: evolution through Led Zeppelin live shows
Dazed and Confused is the folk-song written by Jake Holmes in 1967. The song was recorded for his debut album and...
The rise of the Crimson King
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Stephen Hawking's message immortalized through the sound of modern pop culture
Great late Stephen Hawking is known for his extensive work in the fields of quantum physics, focusing on general and...
Starman's mission made possible at last with Musk sending Bowie to the stars
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