The Story of One Song: Don’t Drag Me Down - Social Distortion
The only political song “I'm an activist, a member of the American Civil Liberties Union, and an anti-racist, but the only political song I have ever written is Don’t Drag…

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The procession of rock (part 4)
The band "Iron Maiden", one of the giants of heavy metal, it was she who made heavy metal a popular movement among young people. The group was formed in 1977…

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Stormy 60s sensation
There was a new sensation in the early 60s when Chubby Checker invited everyone to dance to The Twist and Let's Twist Again. Around the same time, the charts began…

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TOP-10 SELLED PLATES IN THE HISTORY OF SOUND RECORDING

Michael Jackson “Thriller” (1982) – 66 million copies *
Already in the first week after the release, about a million copies of the record were sold. Thriller is listed on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. This vinyl broke certain barriers: the song “Beat It” got into rotation on “white radio stations” thanks to the solo recorded for the record by Eddie Van Halen. Moreover, it was the Thriller album that helped the music industry enter the crossover era. Continue reading

The procession of rock (part 7)

“… And justice for all” is what Metallica called their double album, released in 1988. For the first time since recording “Kill’em all,” the band came to the studio with finished material. The work moved very hard: the thought crushed that these were the first independent compositions, through the notes of which Burton’s eyes did not run through. Perhaps this album turned out to be the most interesting in the history of Metallica. In record time, he became platinum. The new album of the group appeared on the shelves on August 4, 1991 and by August 6 it was already twice “gold”. This work can be considered as not typical for the direction of “speed thrash metal” and at the same time quite logical, as applied to the concept of “Metallica”: the speed of performance, which at one time became an end in itself, gave way to melody (though the group had not suffered before absence), sound rigidity is preserved, but now it is achieved by acoustic instruments. Continue reading

How, why did a new style of music come about, how did it all begin? (part 2)
ROCK FESTIVALS - MMFM'89 So, what is hard rock promoting now, what ideas does it advocate? Before talking about the texts of some groups, I must say a few words…

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INTERESTING FACTS «THE ROLLING STONES»
The Rolling Stones (English "rolling stones" or "tumbleweed") is a British rock band formed on July 12, 1962 and for many years competed in popularity with The Beatles. The Rolling…

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19 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT METAL GROUP “RAMMSTEIN”
Rammstein is a German metal band formed in January 1994 in Berlin. The musical style of the group belongs to the genre of industrial metal (specifically - its German scene…

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The procession of rock (part 5)
Dublin bands that made a name for themselves in the mid-80s left an imprint of Irish folk ballads on a rock and roll guitar base. The success was so impressive…

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