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Does Humour belong in Music? An ode to Frank Zappa

Does Humour belong in Music? You bet!  Is the music serious? Yes. Where do you go to consume it?  Well, perhaps… Sometimes you’ll go to a pizza place, You go to Sharkey’s to get that American kind of pizza, That has the ugly, waxy, fake yellow kind, Of yellow Cheese on the top… Frank Zappa […]

THAT John Frusciante guitar

Regardless of your view on the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, it is hard to argue that John Frusciante is one of the most innovative rock guitarist of the last 25 years, but for many, it is his love of a beautiful guitar that makes him special.  Since re-joining Red Hot Chilli Peppers in 1998, you are […]

Trainspotting turns 20, reissues soundtrack

Itâ’s hard to believe that Trainspotting is 20 years old. Danny Boyleâ’s 1996 smash hit struck a chord with casual movie goers and film buffs alike, gaining almost instant cult classic status and an academy award nomination to boot. The stylish tale of lust and drug abuse made Boyle a marquee name with good reason: […]

The Foo Fighters Release “Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace”

Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace is the sixth studio album by The Foo Fighters, released on September 25, 2007. After the poor reception for their previous album, Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace won the 2008 Grammy for Best Rock Album and saw The Foo Fighters upstage pretty much everyone at Live Earth and become one of the biggest bands on the planet.

Coldplay Release “X&Y”

On June 6th, 2005, Coldplay released their 3rd album, “X&Y”. When their previous offerings had become huge hits, with “A Rush of Blood To The Head” a significant step forward from the debut, “Parachutes”, and seen Coldplay become one of the major UK acts and flag bearers, expectations were high.
However it was obvious from early on that Coldplay were in no hurry to release another record as they tortured themselves in an attempt to better “A Rush of Blood To The Head”.

U2 Release “Achtung Baby”

November 19th, 1991 saw U2 release “Achtung Baby” after the bands longest hiatus between albums. At times they even doubted they would ever release another record after “Rattle and Hum”. However in one of the greatest re-inventions in rock history, U2 entered the 1990s with an era defining album in the shape of “Achtung Baby”.
The stratospheric trajectory that U2 followed, peaking with the mega-hit that was “The Joshua Tree”, was brought to a jarring halt by the critical mauling of their curiosity album and film “Rattle and Hum”. The musical landscape was also changing rapidly, with albums like “Nevermind” and The Stone Roses debut coming out between “Rattle and Hum” and “Achtung Baby”, U2 were in real danger of becoming dinosaurs. U2 were in a strange place.

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