Pop group ABBA have returned to the studio to record their first new music since the 1980s. The Swedish quartet said the new material was an "unexpected consequence" of their recent decision to put together a "virtual reality" tour. "We all four felt that, after some 35 years, it could be fun to join forces again and go into the studio," the band said on Instagram. "And it was like time stood still."
Monday, Apr 30th 2018 (12:01am)
John Fogerty claims he wrote “Fortunate Son” in just 20 minutes. But the music he made with Creedence Clearwater Revival has soundtracked visions of the Vietnam War in pop culture for what feels like an eternity.
Saturday, Feb 24th 2018 (12:00am) | Thanks: Kyndi
Here is a pretty short "making of" clip.
"Harvest" is the fourth album by Canadian musician Neil Young, released on February 14, 1972. It featured the London Symphony Orchestra on two tracks, while noted guests David Crosby, Graham Nash, Linda Ronstadt, Stephen Stills, and James Taylor contributed vocals. It was the best-selling album of 1972 in the United States. After Neil Young left Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, he recruited a group of country session musicians and recorded a country rock record in Harvest. The record was a massive hit, producing a US number one single in "Heart Of Gold". Other songs returned to some usual Young themes: "Alabama" was "an unblushing rehash of 'Southern Man'"; and "The Needle And The Damage Done" was a lament for great artists who had died of heroin addiction. The album's success caught Young off guard and his first instinct was to back away from stardom. He would later write that the record "put me in the middle of the road. Traveling there soon became a bore so I headed for the ditch. A rougher ride but I saw more interesting people there."
Wednesday, Jan 31st 2018 (11:17am)
Oltedal, Norway-based vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Leo Moracchioli from Frog Leap Studios teams up with Rabea Massaad and Hannah Boulton to give an epic metal makeover to Toto's 1982 soft rock classic, "Africa,".
In case you were in a coma in 1982, here's the original.
Monday, Oct 16th 2017 (12:00am)
(sung to the tune of Bye Bye Blackbird)
When I lived in Houston in the mid 80's there was a shock jock who sang this song to open up his morning drive show at 6am. His name was Moby in the Morning. The last I checked, he's still doing his act but in Tennessee. Fun for my Vol friends.
Sunday, Sep 17th 2017 (12:00am)
In a show called Franken and Davis at Stockton State, Al Franken and Tom Davis perform "Under My Thumb" as the Rolling Stones. That was in 1982. Davis died in 2012, and Franken is now a U.S. Senator from Minnesota.
Monday, Aug 28th 2017 (4:07am)
At first listen, Dio is nearly unrecognizable. Someone played “An Angel Is Missing” without telling me who the artist was and to say that I was absolutely gobsmacked wouldn’t be an exaggeration – his voice, while strong is impossibly smooth and pretty restrained, the power that would later come to define his vocal style with Elf, Black Sabbath and so many others not yet making itself known. What is recognizable, however, is the incredible range Dio’s always been known for as he hits highs and lows that make the band’s backup singers chase him back and forth, keeping up beautifully through the song’s various call and answer sections.
Sunday, Jul 16th 2017 (7:07pm)
First, the listing for this song at Songfacts. Some items I knew, some I did not.
Now it gets weird. Some guys started the JennyScan Project circa 2007 where they dial every area code (except 555, of course) and then Jenny's number. Here are the results.
Friday, Jul 14th 2017 (12:00am)
Enter the newly-revamped Eternal Jukebox, where you can search for your favorite tune, and the Juke will map the patterns of the recording and create a series of playtime bridges which it will then use to play a whole new (and considerably longer) version of the song. You can even steer the playback by clicking on the timeline and bridges. Neat.
Some personal selections after the jump.
Greatest Showman, The (2017)
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