Truly iconic album covers don’t just define an album, they define an era, a generation and, in some cases, an entire musical genre.
Lou Reed’ career-spanning book of lyrics, ‘I’ll Be Your Mirror: Collected Lyrics’, is being updated and reissued by Faber & Faber on 7 November.
Guided by Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, the best Squeeze songs amoount to one of the most covetable catalogues in British pop music.
Rock clubs come and go, but there was only one CBGBs, the hallowed club for the New York punk scene that spawned many major music superstars.
From songs by The Beatles to Rick Wakeman, Metallica to The Rolling Stones, uDiscover Music uncovers the best songs inspired by books.
The recordings were captured during the fabled NYC outfit's multiple-night residency at the San Francisco nightspot late in 1969.
Worldwide changes during the Summer Of Love hit an interesting funnel in New York City in what had been a traditional centre for artists in the jazz, rhythm’n’blues and early rock’n’roll communities.
"Rock music that incorporates elements of traditional or classical music", surely a key art-rock principle is forging ahead, the shock of the new?
Released at the dawn of the Summer Of Love, David Bowie’s debut album contains the seeds of ideas that he would return to throughout his career.
The summer of 1967 has taken on an almost mythical magic, a psychedelic “summer of love” with beautiful people turning on, tuning in and dropping out from Hyde Park to Haight-Ashbury.
If Brian Eno’s name appears anywhere in an album’s credits, enlightened listeners will sit forward. uDiscover introduces the best Brian Eno songs.
The Bristol collective hit the UK summit for the first time with the 1998 album.
The song was most singles buyers' introduction to Difford and Tilbrook's twin-octave split vocals, Glenn’s superb ear for melody and Chris’ razor-sharp lyrics.
The Lincoln Center branch of the New York Public Library acquired the Reed archive from the late star's widow, Laurie Anderson.
‘The Velvet Underground & Nico’ was never appreciated during its time but now the VU’s debut is hailed as a groundbreaking album that pointed to the future.