Orb mainman Alex Paterson gives uDiscover an exclusive run down of his Top 11 electronic music influences – with some surprise choices.
With several albums and a decade’s worth of experimental music behind them, Sonic Youth hijacked the grunge mainstream with ‘Dirty’.
Well over two decades in to his career, Beck continues to find new ways to surprise, with the euphoric and inventive pop blast of new album ‘Colors’.
Returning to his blues roots for his second solo album, ‘The Big Bad Blues’, Billy F Gibbons discusses his influences and continuing the blues tradition.
Moving away from his avant-garde work, ‘Clear Spot’ marked one of Captain Beefheart’s more successful forays into commercial waters.
Part-recorded live in 1975, Frank Zappa’s ‘Bongo Fury’ saw Captain Beefheart join the celebrated Mothers Of Invention on tour for a unique pairing.
After receiving just one play, at 4am in the morning, Guns N Roses’ Welcome To The Jungle video caused a meltdown at MTV and make the group overnight stars.
Who were the women on the Roxy Music album covers? We reveal the full stories behind the artworks that remain iconic to this day.
Tour riders give bands the opportunity to make their most outrageous requests. Many do, but some show a refreshing sense of humour…
Released in September 1982, ‘Ice Cream For Crow’ was Captain Beefheart’s final bow, before he retired from music-making for good.
With his heart on his sleeve, Ryan Adams created ‘Heartbreaker’, a debut album of such emotion-shattering magnitude it continues to speak to millions.
Moving closer to the mainstream with XO, Elliott Smith revelled in all he could master while making his deeply personal songs resonate even further.
Released at the start of the 80s, ‘Tattoo You’ proved The Rolling Stones weren’t giving up on their title of World’s Greatest Rock’n’Roll Band.
Released in 1980, Doc At The Radar Station found Captain Beefheart revitalised, influencing the new wave and releasing an album hailed as one of his finest.
Beastie Boys’ ‘Paul’s Boutique’ was a slow burn at first, but its mind-boggling inventiveness is now rightly hailed as one of the cornerstones of hip-hop.