was very afraid of quite a lot: I was afraid of the world, I was afraid to speak, and I was a very, very modest guy, and music was the way to speak, that’s all. I could just keep a journal, compose poetry, write everything I could think of, and then sit down, play a couple of chords, put everything together and get myself. It’s me! So I tell the world about myself when I can not say in words. So the music was a voice that I didn’t have.
At my school there was one guy from a jazz band who was selling his guitar. He seems to have had a Gibson SG ’69 with a tremolo and he wanted to sell it. He asked me: “Do you want?”, And I told him: “Yes, how much will you take?”, To which he replied: “200 bucks!”. I begged my mother, did everything I could and finally, she gave the go-ahead and bought me my first real guitar. Continue reading
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 dull bitterness at everything and everything, but as expressions aversion to the dark sides of man. Naturally, hard rock was not something completely new, it only absorbed the most vivid and expressive features of other directions, in hard rock you can see classical music, black blues, and rock and roll, at the same time hard rock brought a lot of innovations to the music. Hard rock performers in the lyrics began to study the dark corners of the human soul, raise philosophical topics, reflect occult knowledge, consider Christianity and Satanism. Hard rock was the first heavy-sounding musical direction. Hard rock originated from world-famous bands such as Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, and Led Zeppelin. Continue reading