duminică, 19 mai 2019

The Byrds ( B1 )

The Byrds  were an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964. The band underwent multiple lineup changes throughout its existence, with frontman Roger McGuinn (known as Jim McGuinn until mid-1967) remaining the sole consistent member. Although they only managed to attain the commercial success of contemporaries like the Beatles, the Beach Boys, and the Rolling Stones for a short period in the mid-1960s, the Byrds are today considered by critics to be nearly as influential as those bands. Their signature blend of clear harmony singing and McGuinn's jangly twelve-string Rickenbacker guitar was "absorbed into the vocabulary of rock" and has continued to be influential.
Initially, the band pioneered the musical genre of folk rock as a popular format in 1965, by melding the influence of the Beatles and other British Invasion bands with contemporary and traditional folk music on their debut album and the hit singles "Mr. Tambourine Man" and "Turn! Turn! Turn!". As the 1960s progressed, the band was influential in originating psychedelic rock and raga rock, with their song "Eight Miles High" and the albums Fifth Dimension (1966), Younger Than Yesterday(1967) and The Notorious Byrd Brothers (1968). They also played a pioneering role in the development of country rock, with the 1968 album Sweetheart of the Rodeo representing their fullest immersion into the genre.

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Alice Cooper ( b42 )

Discography


Band albums
  • Pretties for You (1969)
  • Easy Action (1970)
  • Love It to Death (1971)
  • Killer (1971)
  • School's Out (1972)
  • Billion Dollar Babies (1973)
  • Muscle of Love (1973)
Solo albums
  • Welcome to My Nightmare (1975)
  • Alice Cooper Goes to Hell (1976)
  • Lace and Whiskey (1977)
  • From the Inside (1978)
  • Flush the Fashion (1980)
  • Special Forces (1981)
  • Zipper Catches Skin (1982)
  • DaDa (1983)
  • Constrictor (1986)
  • Raise Your Fist and Yell (1987)
  • Trash (1989)

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sâmbătă, 18 mai 2019

Manfred Mann's Earth Band ( B9 )

Discography


The discography of British rock band Manfred Mann's Earth Band consists of 17 studio albums, 3 live albums, 7 compilation albums, 5 video albums, and 37 singles. Manfred Mann's Earth Band have been releasing albums and singles since 1971.
The Earth Band was formed in 1971 by South African musician Manfred Mann after the break-up of Chapter Three. Mann formed the Earth Band as a progressive rock group to break away from the pop genre.
The band's albums have charted in at least 8 countries and their singles have charted in at least 5. The group is most notable remembered for their cover versions of Bruce Springsteen songs, including "Blinded by the Light", which topped the singles charts in the United States and Canada. The group's albums have been the most successful in Norway, where a total of 7 released peaking in the top 10 of the VG-lista albums chart.

  • Manfred Mann's Earth Band (1972)
  • Glorified Magnified (1972)
  • Messin' (1973)
  • Solar Fire (1973)
  • The Good Earth (1974)
  • Nightingales & Bombers (1975)
  • The Roaring Silence (1976)
  • Watch (1978)
  • Angel Station (1979)
  • Chance (1980)
  • Somewhere in Afrika (1983)
  • Criminal Tango (1986)
  • Masque (1987)
  • Soft Vengeance (1996)
  • 2006 (2004)


Jethro Tull - Locomotive Breath ( YT1 )


vineri, 17 mai 2019

The Hollies - Talking About You ( L1 )

Let me tell you about a girl I know
I met her walking down Lowtown Street
Well she's so fine
Well I wish she was mine
I get shook up everytime we meet

I'm talking about you
Nobody but you
I do mean you now
I'm just trying to get a message to you now

Let me tell you about a girl I know
I tell you now she looked so good
Well guys stood still
At such a beautiful build
She ought to be somewhere in Hollywood

I'm talking about you
Nobody but you
I do mean you now
I'm just trying to get a message to you now

[Break]

Let me tell you about a girl I know
I tell you now she looked so good
Well guys stood still
At such a beautiful build
She ought to be somewhere in Hollywood

I'm talking about you
Nobody but you
I do mean you now
I'm just trying to get a message to you now

miercuri, 15 mai 2019

Jethro Tull ( B19 )

1991's Catfish Rising was a more solid album than Rock Island (1989). Despite being labelled as a "return to playing the blues", the album actually is marked by the generous use of mandolin and acoustic guitar and much less use of keyboards than any Tull album of the Eighties. Notable tracks included "Rocks on the Road", which highlighted gritty acoustic guitar work and hard-bitten lyrics about urban life and "Still Loving You Tonight", a bluesy, low-key ballad.

Roots to Branches and J-Tull.com: the world music influences (1995–2000)

Jethro Tull performing in Jerusalem, 2007
Following a further, semi-acoustic 1992 tour (which included Dave Mattacks but not Andy Giddings, and which was documented with A Little Light Music, the band's second official live album), Anderson relearned how to play the flute (after his daughter, who took up flute classes at school, discovered that her father often used the wrong fingering) and began writing songs that heavily featured world music influences. However, the first Tull releases containing the "relearned" flute were the 1993 25th Anniversary Box Set which, as well as the remixes of classic songs and unreleased live material, included a whole CD of old songs from the band's entire career recorded by the current line-up, and the 1993 Nightcap compilation album containing unreleased studio material (mainly from the scrapped pre-A Passion Play album), with multiple flute parts re-recorded.
Prior to the recording of 1995's Roots to Branches album, longstanding bass player Dave Pegg left the band, wishing to concentrate on Fairport Convention and not being keen on the world-music direction the band chose. 
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