Not Fade Away
In 2013, they still refer to themselves as “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas.” But after Tres Hombres, there was nothing “little” about ZZ Top.
Sometimes, it takes the rest of the world a while to catch up with what a handful of people know.
If Achtung Baby was, as it has often been described, “the sound of four men chopping down The Joshua Tree,” then Zooropa was those same four guys getting drunk and swinging axes at the stump.
In 1983, MTV was probably the single most influential force on the pop charts.
Lost in all the hoopla about the state of Metallica was the music of Metallica, and they were never as brutal as they were on “St. Anger.” We revisit the album on the occasion of its ten-year anniversary.
If you were listening to the radio in the summer of 1983, there were two albums you couldn’t avoid: one was Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and the other was the Police’s swan song, Synchronicity.
“It’s almost like the treading-water album,” David Bowie said in 1993 of his 1973 classic, Aladdin Sane.
In Not Fade Away, we take a look at the legacy of some of the greatest albums of the past few decades – some iconic, some lesser known – as they celebrate significant anniversaries.
Was ZZ Top’s Eliminator rock’s greatest rebranding? There’s certainly a solid argument it was.
In Not Fade Away, we take a look at the legacy of some of the greatest albums of the past few decades – some iconic, some lesser known – as they celebrate significant anniversaries. Here, we take a look at The Beatles’ debut LP, Please Please Me.