ROCK HISTORY : BORN TO RUN BY BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

Considering that rock legend Bruce Springsteen is famous for his lyrical genius, the very idea of a Springsteen memoir is exciting and intriguing. Would an autobiography match up to the cinematic lyrics found in classics like “Born in the USA”, “The Promised Land” and of course, “Born to Run”?

ROCK HISTORY : FROM R&B TO ROCK N ROLL – ESSENTIAL SONGS

Rhythm & Blues is the bedrock of much of modern rock and pop music. Basically R&B is a genre of popular African-American music that originated in the 1940s. The term was coined in the post-war years to replace “Race Music”, meaning – “a catchall term referring to any music that was Continue Reading

ROCK HISTORY: MINISTRY – TRAX! RARITIES

The 80s was a special time for rock music as the aftermath of punk in the late 70s resulted in bands reinventing rock music by infusing many different musical styles into traditional rock forms inspired by world music, the avant garde and also more significantly, the technological advances in synthesisers.

ROCK HISTORY – RAY DAVIES: A COMPLICATED LIFE BY JOHNNY ROGAN

The Kinks is a band that deserve more recognition than they have received. Although never quite valued in the same manner as many of their 60s peers, in many ways, The Kinks contributed as much to the development of rock music as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who & Continue Reading

ROCK HISTORY: FIVE REASONS WHY THE ROCK N ROLL HALL OF FAME IS A FARCE

A furious debate typically surrounds the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame when it announces its annual inductees. In 2017, the likes of Tupac, Pearl Jam, Joan Baez, Electric Light Orchestra, Journey and Yes have been added to the list.

ROCK HISTORY: SONGS OF PROTEST (PART I)

With the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President-Elect of the USA, commentators have remarked that perhaps this era will also see the return of the protest song, prevalent during the tenure of hardline conservative leaders like Ronald Reagan (USA) and Margaret Thatcher (UK) in the 1980s.

ROCK HISTORY: IF NINETIES ROCK WAS SIXTIES POP

In our humble opinion, the Nineties represented perhaps the final great rock decade before being utterly overwhelmed by hip-hop music as the defining modern cultural zeitgeist. But what is interesting to note is that in many ways, much of the rock music made in the Nineties reflected nostalgically the pop Continue Reading