The best guitar solos – from driving riffs to technical displays of mastery – make a song complete and more often than not, transcend the track entirely.
Bonnie Bramlett and Leon Russell’s evocative 1969 composition had history even before the Carpenters recorded their version.
The notion of DIY music stretches back to 19th-century flutes made from bird bone, through punk anarchy and the digital revolution.
The histories of the most iconic recording studios – Sun, Motown, Abbey Road – have made them almost as famous as the musicians who have recorded there.
With several albums and a decade’s worth of experimental music behind them, Sonic Youth hijacked the grunge mainstream with ‘Dirty’.
‘Goo’ challenged the idea of what a mainstream rock album could be without sacrificing the experimentalism that earned Sonic Youth a devoted cult following.
'Rock music that incorporates elements of traditional or classical music', surely a key art-rock principle is forging ahead, the shock of the new?
The new archival release is a tempo and pitch-corrected version of the ‘Sister’-era 1987 recording.
The Beatles’ ‘Sgt Pepper’ inspired many cover versions, from artists as diverse as Jimi Hendrix and The Flaming Lips. uDiscover celebrates some of the best.
From the 20-year rule to stylistic homage and outright appropriation, nostalgia has always played a part in musical evolution, with even the most forward-thinking music looking to the past for inspiration.
The PiL frontman will discuss ‘The Public Image Is Rotten’ alongside director Tabbert Fiiller and manager/producer John 'Rambo' Stevens
The experimental rock act comprised of Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Steve Shelley, and Lee Ranaldo are regarded as highly influential on generations of rock bands.
Other high profile guests include Stevie Nicks, Kim Gordon, Steve Reich, Conor Oberst and Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream.
The album was taped in Lisbon in 1993 and briefly appeared as an unauthorised bootleg in 1995.
Experimental Jet Set, Trash And No Star captures how far Sonic Youth were willing to push against commercial forces with their noise-rock agenda.