All posts tagged "special"

  • Kate Bush – Never For Ever

    Pop-like virtually all types of music- can be innovated and developed upon. Kate Bush earns my respect for being able to write songs within the...

  • Iron Maiden – Fear of the Dark

    Despite having one of the band’s best-known crowd favourites, Iron Maiden’s ‘Fear Of The Dark’ is a somewhat less successful album for the legends, at...

  • Miles Davis – Bitches Brew

    Held as one of the most celebrated works of one of the most celebrated artists of our time, Miles Davis’ ‘Bitches Brew’ is a work...

  • Iron Maiden – Iron Maiden

    I once spoke with another Iron Maiden fan who told me that he counted 1982′s “Number of the Beast” as the band’s ‘true’ debut. To...

  • Univers Zero – Heatwave

    This may just be the greatest prog album released in the 1980s. It is certainly a highpoint for this Belgian band. For 1986, there wasn’t...

  • Iron Maiden – The Final Frontier

    Iron Maiden’s career is a perfect example of one that managed to not only achieve greatness, but maintain it with a relative consistency. Sure, there...

  • Faust – The Faust Tapes

    As a 13 year old in 1973 I had a meagre income from washing neighbours’ cars and suchlike, but pocket money from Mum & Dad was in short supply. The...

  • THE MARS VOLTA Opus Revisited

    There aren’t many bands that have released a work worthy of being called a masterpiece in their careers. There are even fewer bands who release...

  • Amon Düül II – Phallus Dei

    Way back in the early 70s Liberty Records ran a budget subsidiary called Sunset that reissued albums from the mid to late 60s at less...

  • RUSH Special #1: 1974-1980

    This is what Rush is like without any sense of progression. This is not progressive rock. This is Led Zeppelin-influenced blues/classic rock. Neil Peart wasn’t...