Items filtered by date: September 2019
30 Sep
Published in Song of 2day
Stanley Robert Vinton Jr. (born April 16, 1935), known professionally as Bobby Vinton, is a Polish American singer and songwriter who also briefly appeared in films. In pop music circles, as a teen idol he became known as "The Polish Prince", as his music pays tribute to his Polish heritage. His most popular song was "Blue Velvet", a cover of Tony Bennett's 1951 song, which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1963 and number two in the UK in 1990. It also served as inspiration for the film of the same name.
27 Sep
Published in Song of 2day
However, for their own compositions, King Crimson (unlike the rock bands that had come before them) largely stripped away the blues-based foundations of rock music and replaced them with influences derived from classical composers. The first incarnation of King Crimson played the Mars section of Gustav Holst's suite The Planets as a regular part of their live set and Fripp has frequently cited the influence of Béla Bartók. As a result of this influence, In the Court of the Crimson King is frequently viewed as the nominal starting point of the progressive rock movements. King Crimson also initially displayed strong jazz influences, most obviously on its signature track "21st Century Schizoid Man". The band also drew on English folk music for compositions such as "Moonchild" and "I Talk to the Wind."
26 Sep
Published in Song of 2day
Cymande (See-man-day) were a British funk group that released several albums in the early 1970s and reunited in 2014 with a European tour and a new album released in 2015. The group were formed by Steve Scipio and Patrick Patterson in 1971 in London, England, along with musicians from Guyana, Jamaica and Saint Vincent. The name Cymande is derived from a calypso word for dove, symbolising peace and love.
24 Sep
Published in Song of 2day
"Welcome Home (Sanitarium)" was based on Ken Kesey's novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and conveys the thoughts of a patient unjustly caged in a mental institution. The song opens with a section of clean single strings and harmonics. The clean, arpeggiated main riff is played in alternating 4/ 4 and 6/ 4 time signatures.The song is structured with alternating somber clean guitars in the verses, and distorted heavy riffing in the choruses, unfolding into an aggressive finale. This structure follows a pattern of power ballads Metallica set with "Fade to Black" on Ride the Lightning and would revisit with "One" on ...And Justice for All.
23 Sep
Published in Song of 2day
The Change.orgs go slow
They don't sit right, oh, dear
The door is always closed
You're thinking wrong
The righteous gobbing sincerity
And this medieval constituency
I'm just so dry, I wanna bang someone out
19 Sep
Published in Song of 2day
TRISTENGRAV hail from Patras, Greece and released their first demo, Incendiarism of Nous,.in 2018 Now, roughly a year later comes II - Nychavge, a four-track (plus one outro) recording featuring their unique blend of black metal with gothic rock. Imagine GISM crossed with Rozz Williams-era Christian Death or later Anti-Cimex covering Mighty Sphincter and you have some glimpse into the ever-growing madness that is TRISTENGRAV...
17 Sep
Published in Song of 2day
Danish rockers Demon Head have been around since 2012, putting forth a new full length every other year since 2015. The band’s upcoming third album Hellfire Ocean Void consists mostly of rock ‘n roll roots glossed with acoustics, keys, and a haunting production. Darker chord progressions push this disc into doom metal territory, making it heavily reflective of the scene in the ‘70s.
16 Sep
Published in Song of 2day
Mercyful Fate is a Danish heavy metal band from Copenhagen, formed in 1981 by vocalist King Diamond and guitarist Hank Shermann. Influenced by progressive rock and hard rock, with lyrics dealing with Satan and the occult, Mercyful Fate were part of the first wave of black metal in the early to mid-1980s. Many of the bands from this movement went on to influence later black metal musicians in the 1990s, particularly in Norway. Since the band's inception in 1981, Mercyful Fate have released seven studio albums, two extended plays and four compilations.
15 Sep
Published in Song of 2day
Arthur William "Big Boy" Crudup (August 24, 1905 – March 28, 1974)was an American Delta blues singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is best known, outside blues circles, for his songs "That's All Right" (1946),"My Baby Left Me" and "So Glad You're Mine", later recorded by Elvis Presley and other artists.
14 Sep
Published in Song of 2day
Lloyd Price (born March 9, 1933) is an American R&B vocalist,known as "Mr. Personality", after his 1959 million-selling hit, "Personality". His first recording, "Lawdy Miss Clawdy", was a hit for Specialty Records in 1952. He continued to release records, but none were as popular until several years later, when he refined the New Orleans beat and achieved a series of national hits.He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.He is also the first solo act who is still alive to earn a Billboard Hot 100 number-one single with "Stagger Lee".
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