All in all, Appetite For Destruction is a top album. It really holds up and doesn’t feel dated, while still being very representative of Hard Rock music in the late 80s.
From the cradle, music had always been around Bernardo Tinoco, since his father is a musician himself. Indeed, the saxophone chanted his name the loudest.
We’re back at it again, with Vital Signs: Ten Overlooked Rush Deep Cuts Part II. This time, we’re digging even deeper into the depths of Rush’s long, and varied career. We aim to go places others haven’t, and in greater detail.
It’s no secret we’re currently in a retro video game bubble that just seems to keep on expanding. and expanding without remorse. or care for the collectors who get stuck in it. Honestly, who knows when or if it will burst, and how explosive it will be.
Every artist has a peak. It might be their commercial peak or, it might be their creative peak, and sometimes, both occur on the same recording, but not always.
So, when you think about Neil Peart, enjoy and respect his drum technique. Feel free to marvel at his solos, his speed, and his precision. But when you think about Neil Peart, also remember to appreciate the words and the man.
Kings of Prog Rock? Maybe. The world’s great power trio? Definitely. Rush will always be a polarizing band. Likewise, Rush will always be unique. Their steadfast refusal to conform to a popular, or mainstream sound, or any particular uniform approach to recording, and making music resulted in one of the most varied, and storied careers in all of Rock music.
Free Jazz made it possible to create music with no rules. Through this boundless genre, one can construct their own syntax, figuring it out on the spot, leading the band through means of melody, constant active listening, and contact with each band member.
When it comes to Oasis, say what you will, but they had the tunes, and the guts that we will remember, and when the day comes that the Gallagher brothers decide to take the stage again — make no mistake — the world will be watching their every move, with bated breath, and their contemporaries will be marking the day with green-eyed envy. Fans, rivals, and critics alike, will be, as they say — Mad Fer It.
If you can’t listen to “Silent Night” one more time this season keep reading. Below we will examine five highly underrated and/or non-traditional tracks to enjoy while you slurp up your eggnog, rip open your presents and decorate your tree.