Tag Archives: Instruments

Why Disco and Punk Sucked in the Seventies

I became serious about music in the 1970s.  It was the early 1970s, just after the Beatles had finished blowing everybody away with their sonic inventiveness and while Pink Floyd was busy with Meddle and Dark Side of the Moon.  … Continue reading

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Where Did That Sound Come From?

I find it interesting to try to get inside the sound of some new (or even old) record or other and try to forensically guess where the influences or ideas that I am listening to came from.  I can never … Continue reading

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The Best of Times

We often see critiques of music as being too derivative, formulaic, unoriginal, passé or just plain uninspired.  There does seem to be a strange herd mentality at work, where everybody thinks they have to reproduce the latest genre, regardless of … Continue reading

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