Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
"I might as well be listening to Genesis!" - Rik Mayall, The Young Ones
And so should you. Specifically, a new Chiptune cover of Genesis' Top 10 hit, "Land of Confusion," which is all kinds of brilliant.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
That quote, as read by the recently departed Barry Clayton, is instantly familiar to anyone who has heard the title track from Iron Maiden's The Number of the Beast album, released 30 years ago today. It could have however sounded very different, had it been read by the actor the band originally wanted.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
For fans of heavy metal and guitar virtuosity who are old enough to remember, it was 30 years ago today that the senselessly tragic passing of guitarist Randy Rhoads occurred. If the story is new to you, it wasn't an event, as is with so many extremely talented musicians of a case of "death by misadventure", but of a tragic accident caused by the hand of another.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
As hard as it may be to believe for children, teens and young adults of the 1980's, a full quarter century has come and gone since the release of one of the most singularly beautiful and passion-filled albums in rock music history. If ever there was an album that truly lived up to the phrase, "required listening", it is U2's The Joshua Tree.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
A ukulele made from an iPad and an iPhone? Sure, why not! Lost amongst the news about today's announcement of "The new iPad" was this little gem of a tech demo of the "Futulele", which sounds uncannily like the real thing. Fretboard and body sold separately.