Overview of Heavy Music Styles (part 3)
Folk Metal - metallers used elements of folk music in the 70s. Irish folk tunes were featured in the songs Led Zeppelin and Thin Lizzy. The latter generally recorded a…

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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…

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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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Monthly Archives: September 2017

How, why did a new style of music come about, how did it all begin? (part 3)

“What are Western rock bands singing about?” Not a lot has already been written about the texts of songs of the “hard rock” style in my work, and we could no longer touch on this topic. But the fact is, while sorting out my “archive” of articles about rock music, I came across an article with the title written above, published in the newspaper Argumenty i Fakty in 1988. How uneducated, in the field of rock, the author of the article becomes clear from the very first lines, but by the middle of the article, a rock-savvy person realizes that he is deliberately misled. So, the author divides the texts of various groups into 3 categories:

a) Variations on the theme of love. Unfortunately, N. Arefiev ranks exclusively pop groups in this category, obviously forgetting to listen to Scorpions, Europe, Gorky Park and many other hard rock groups. 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 about rock festivals held under the motto “No to alcohol, war, drug addiction, etc. …” I think everyone knows the Woodstock festival, about which no need to speak. But about one of the most unprecedented cases, about the festival, held in Moscow in 1989, it’s worth talking about.

It probably already became clear what I want to write about the Moscow World Music Festival, which was attended by such stars as Ozzy Osbourne, Skid Row, Motley Crew, Cinderella, Bon Jovi, Scorpions, and which music critics of the whole world called nothing more than Woodstock on the Moscow River. Continue reading

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…

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The procession of rock (part 3)
Hard rock, like rock and roll in its time, was sharp and aggressive, but unlike punk, it implies good command of instruments, and in it aggressiveness is present not as…

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12 FACTS ABOUT ROBERT TRUJILLO FROM THE METALLICA GROUP
October 23, 1964 was born Robert Trujillo, an ex-member of Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves, Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne and the current bassist of Metallica. On the birthday of Robert…

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15 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT JAMES HATFIELD FROM METALLICA GROUP
James Alan Hetfield Since 2011, it has been 87th in the list of the greatest guitarists of all time according to Rolling Stone magazine. The Christianity of his family and…

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