Posts Tagged 'Rock'

Album of the Month: Prince and the Revolution ‘Purple Rain’

Wendy Melvoin (of The Revolution and later Wendy & Lisa) refers to the album as “a new beginning. Purple, the sky at dawn; rain, the cleansing factor.”

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The Beatles “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”

Buy tickets to our London and New York City The Beatles “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” listening sessions. In mono of course.

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Album of the Month: The Beatles ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’

Inspired by the studio wizardry of Brian Wilson found on The Beach Boys’ “Pet Sounds”, The Beatles wanted to continue to take their music and production deeper, furthering what they had begun with “Rubber Soul” and “Revolver”.

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Album of the Month: Joy Division “Unknown Pleasures”

In an interview from the time on radio show “Rock On”, Curtis described the early Warsaw days .“When we started initially playing we couldn’t really play to be honest. It was very loose and a bit of a fun thing – we’re in a group; we’re playing. It was about August 1977 when we really started getting our own particular way.”

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Album of the Month: Bob Dylan “Blood on the Tracks”

Widely considered to be one of his strongest albums, “Blood on the Tracks” is often referred to as his “divorce” album although Dylan strongly contends this sentiment.

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Album of the Month: The Stone Roses “The Stone Roses”

Legend has it The Stone Roses secured their first big gig supporting Pete Townsend when Ian Brown sent a charming note to the promoter: ‘I’m surrounded by skagheads. I wanna smash ‘em. Can you give us a show?’

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Album of the Month: Pink Floyd “The Dark Side of the Moon”

How did an album about mental illness, mortality and the need for human empathy become one of the most classic, iconic albums of all time staying on the US Billboard Charts for 741 weeks (14 years)?

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Album of the Month: Bob Marley and The Wailers “Exodus”

Released in the summer of 1977, Bob Marley and The Wailers’ ‘Exodus’ is considered one of the most important reggae albums of all time and it propelled Bob Marley into international stardom.

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Album of the Month: Love “Forever Changes”

Love “Forever Changes” is one of the seminal sixties albums and one of the top psychedelic albums of all times according to serious music fans and critics. The band may not be familiar to many people but Love was Los Angeles’ biggest band before the incredible ascent of the Doors.

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Album of the Month: Primal Scream “Screamadelica”

It’s the 20th anniversary (already?) of the release of this seminal album which fused together acid house, psychedelic soul and good ole rock n’ roll. This is the album that elevated Primal Scream onto a mainstream level and became the soundtrack to our lives for a period of time and with good reason.

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