The Japanese artist has been a touchstone of popular culture for more than half a century.
Indie music is one of pop’s most nebulous genres. Initially a home for misfits, indie rock has gone mainstream – and shows no signs of stopping.
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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.