It's been a while since I wrote about a musical subject and as all non-essential travel is out of the question at the moment, I've turned to thinking about those bands from the genre of music that I listen to, namely rock n' roll, that have a reputation for being brilliant to see live. I… Continue reading The greatest live bands ever.
People have been covering songs for as long as there have been songs to cover. And sometimes they do it so well, it can eclipse the original in terms of popularity. If you've been reading this blog for a while then you will know that the vast majority of the music I listen to is… Continue reading My top 5 favourite covers
Well, I suppose being a child with older parents would have something to do with it. My Dad was born in 1949 and my mum in 1958 so they grew up in a different musical era. The music that would be played around the house was stuff like Led Zeppelin, Prince, Dire Straits, Eric Clapton,… Continue reading Why do I listen to Rock n’ Roll?
Pink Floyd are one of the most famous and successful bands in the history of recorded music. They have sold more than 250 million records worldwide and have influenced everyone from David Bowie to The Edge of U2. Even if you have never listened to their music, you will probably heard the name Pink Floyd… Continue reading Why I really enjoy Pink Floyd’s songwriting
You may have seen a news story doing the rounds recently that Mick Jagger and Keith Richards had given their songwriting credits for Bitter Sweet Symphony by The Verve back to Richard Ashcroft. That followed two decades of Ashcroft not receiving any royalties for the hit song he'd written back in 1997. All because of a… Continue reading Why songwriting credits and disputes are kind of bullshit.
The rainbow I'm referring to is actually the band Rainbow, formed in 1975 by Ritchie Blackmore and the members of Elf, minus the guitarist of course. Blackmore was increasingly fed up and isolated in his then current band Deep Purple (of which he was a founder member). The funk and soul influences of David Coverdale… Continue reading Why I love Rainbow
A while back I wrote a blog about my favourite bands. So it makes sense to then do a similar list about my favourite guitarists. So that's what this is. My personal favourite guitarists. Slash This man plays with fire. And it's telling that some of the magic left Guns N' Roses when he did… Continue reading My Favourite Guitarists
Much has been made of Greta Van Fleet in the rock community. Cynics say they have no originality, they're just ripping off Led Zeppelin. Some even claim they're just a corporate creation to cash in on the classic rock scene, who don't write their songs and have to be shown how to play their instruments.… Continue reading Is Greta Van Fleet sounding like Led Zeppelin actually a bad thing?
My musical taste has largely been shaped by my Mum and Dad and so a lot of the music I listen to is from the 60's, 70's and 80's. It's not that I don't listen to chart music, I just don't find a lot of it very interesting to listen to. There's not a lot… Continue reading My favourite bands