Motown’s most dangerous star of the early 1980s was on fire in the summer of 1983, and so were his label.
Up there with his legendary ‘The Köln Concert’, ‘Munich 2016’ finds Keith Jarrett drawing inspiration from the moment and creating a transcendent high.
‘The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick’ solidified the New York rapper as one of hip-hop’s most dynamic personalities and the world’s greatest storyteller.
The best Halloween songs are frightfully good, horribly catchy, and a right old monster mash-up of floor-filling classics. Listen... if you dare...
The subject of evil will remain one of interest to songwriters, no matter how controversial & unsettling. The Devil does indeed get some of the best songs.
One of the most influential works of pop culture, ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ found The King Of Halloween giving Father Christmas a run for his money.
Heavy metal and horror have co-existed with one another since the music’s inception. One could say that metal has been macabre since its very first notes.
Essential to building tension, suspense and anxiety, the best horror movie soundtracks have a chilling power that can be felt long after the final credits…
A novelty song that defines Halloween, ‘Monster Mash’ was recorded by Bobby “Boris” Pickett in less than an hour. It got banned by the BBC but refuses to die.
A mix of swaggering hard rock, proto-punk and West Coast hardcore, ‘Ultramega OK’ saw Soundgarden point to the future of rock in the late 80s and 90s.
'Motown Chartbusters Volume 4' was not only another collection of big hits from the label, it became the latest No. 1 in the series itself.
Few blues songs have been as frequently covered as ‘Baby Please Don’t Go’; originated by Joe Williams’s Washboard Blues Singers.
The Joni Mitchell song that commemorated the famous festival became a huge success, in three different incarnations.
The Holland-Dozier-Holland classic was released in the US just three weeks after ‘Where Did Our Love Go’ had finished its two-week reign.
The Stylistics' original version of Bell & Creed's You Are Everything' later a UK hit for Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye, rarely gets the limelight it deserves.
Both baffling and astounding, ‘Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants’ found Stevie Wonder branching out into soundtrack work for the first time.