Let’s assume Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eddie Van Halen, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and Duane Allman are in the discussion for best guitarists, however you would rank them. Let’s look at some other innovative and versatile guitarists. These players are responsible for defining the sound of their bands, or their own trademark … More Innovative Guitarists
Sometimes music grows on you. That was never how I operated. If it did not hit me pretty quickly, I moved on. Over the decades, I have passed on a number of decent, and sometimes very popular albums because something did not click. On occasion, these albums became hugely popular, always on the radio, which … More Give It Another Listen
I got this idea from fellow blogger Larry Graves, who regularly gives his YouTube followers a choice between two stacks of CDs. So, I thought, what they hey, I’ll try it too. I will list the contents of each stack of CDs, with a comparable quality of CDs. The idea is to make the choice … More Which Stack of CDs?
Favorite album by Dire Straits? Brothers in Arms was their biggest commercial success. Love Over Gold their most adventurous, but Making Movies is my sentimental favorite. Dire Straits was one of the most commercially successful bands of the 1980s. Most of their success came in that decade, racking up sales of 100 million albums. They … More Dire Straits: Making Movies (1980)
Money for nothing. Dire Straits happened before MTV, but their success was tied together. Remember when people actually watched MTV for rock videos? Mark Knopfler and band formed in England in 1977 and had their first chart success in 1978. “Sultans of Swing” from their first album slowly made its way around the world and … More Dire Straits
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