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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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…

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Overview of Heavy Music Styles (part 1)
Grindcore (Grindcore) - the hardest musical (?!) Direction of all ever created by mankind. The first grind album was released by perverts from Napalm Death (England), mixing in their music…

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MOTIVATION FOR THE GUITARIST: KIRK HAMMETT

There is one guitar riff that I can easily play at any time, even if I am woken up abruptly in the middle of the night, because we played this song hundreds of times. It seems to me that I’m the only one who can play it, find the right sound for it. Since everyone is looking at me, I should always set an example. And if I do not practice the game of this riff, then my level of ownership of the instrument will fall.

I was not motivated by the things that other people can be motivated by. I was just motivated by the desire to play the guitar well. In fact, after watching a movie about Jimmy Hendrix, on the way home I remembered that I had a guitar at home, and I literally dug it out of the pantry. Continue reading

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 that they began to talk about the Irish invasion. The first and loudest of all declared themselves “U-2”. They began with the performance of simple rock’n’rolls, gradually improving the technique of the game, they recorded three albums and became quite famous in their homeland. In 1982, they meet with producer Brian Inou. After completing his school, U-2 released their famous album Unforgettable Fire in 1984, which sold in the United States with a circulation of 9 million. For a group almost unknown, it was a triumph . The next disc was released only in March 1987 and already in April became gold and took first place in all charts, and all 10 of its compositions were headed by 10 popularity tables of the magazine “Melody Maker” – an unprecedented case from the time of the Beatles. 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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How, why did a new style of music come about, how did it all begin? (part 1)
It all started with the fact that in 1920 the Soviet engineer L. Tremen invented a new musical instrument theremin. It was arranged as follows: the pitch changed by approaching…

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Definition of Rock Music (part 1)
Rock music (Eng. Rock music) - the generalized name of many areas of music. The word “rock” - rocking - in this case indicates the rhythmic sensations characteristic of these…

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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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