Not Fade Away
“Someday we’ll look back on this, and it will all seem funny!”
This week, as Queen’s debut hits the big 4-0, the group will be re-releasing the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert.
“I think Mick and I were a little dried up after Exile,” Keith Richards wrote in his 2010 memoir, Life.
Decades after its release, it routinely pops up on “Best Albums Of All Time” charts. But if anyone ever puts together a “Most Deceptively Titled Albums Of All Time,” Nothing’s Shocking may top that one.
You could hear the complaining about 35 seconds in. Metallica’s feverishly-anticipated follow-up to their breakthrough 1985 album Master Of Puppets started out pretty well
Calling a genre “southern rock” is a bit redundant, if you ask Gregg Allman, whose group, the Allman Brothers Band, is part of the movement.
From the Who to Jay-Z, from Phish to Ozzy Osbourne, popular music’s history is rife with giants who claimed to wave goodbye and take their last bows
In Not Fade Away, we take a look at the legacy of some of the greatest albums of the past few decades. Here, we focus on Black Sabbaths 1983 post-Dio-era curio ‘Born Again.’
‘An Innocent Man’ brought Joel back to multi-platinum status. It has gone on to be one of his best sellers, and it holds up to the rest of his enviable catalog.
Pretty much everything you love about Stevie Wonder is here: romantic songs and social commentary; soaring ballads and badass funk. It features Stevie as a one-man band and also shows him collaborating with others (including backing singer Lani Groves, bassist Willie Weeks, and guitarist Dean Parks). He croons sweetly, and he belts it out with righteous fury. He gets experimental with the then-new ARP synthesizer, but also he also plays beautiful piano. And let’s not forget his relentlessly funky drumming.