BEST GRANGE ALBUMS OF ALL TIMES
The term "grunge rock" has never been properly defined. Some consider it a subgenre of alternative rock music that emerged in the late 1980s around Seattle. Only a few immigrants…

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The procession of rock (part 2)
In the early 70's there was a crisis of the rock scene. Rock turned into a shop in the shop of exotic goods with a showcase in the whole wall.…

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10 PLACEBO BEST SONGS
Change is an integral part of this world. The British band Placebo was no exception. Almost 20 years ago the band has undergone a number of different changes: new drummers,…

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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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62 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT MEGADETH
Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from the city of Los Angeles, California, formed in 1983. The band was founded by guitarist and vocalist Dave Mustaine and bass player…

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16 QUOTE FREDDY MERCURY
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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…

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