Home taping in the 80s didn’t kill the record industry, but the lo-fi format gave a voice to those that the mainstream didn’t always have an ear for.
Many jazz musicians died when they were in their prime or even younger, particularly during the music’s heyday, but their music lives on forever.
From Delia Derbyshire to Tangerine Dream, we celebrate the visionary tech pioneers whose work still has the ability to shock, thrill and perturb.
To celebrate punk’s singularly DIY spirit, we present 11 unsung rare punk singles from short-lived bands who stuck it to the man in style.
These overlooked 70s rock heroes moved audiences, made fantastic albums, then faded, but are still fondly thought of by diehards. Remember them with love.
Being ahead of their time, too offbeat for mass consumption, or through plain old bad luck – some artists became wildly influential without becoming household names.