Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 – George Michael

Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 – George Michael

Not just a sex symbol In the late 1980s, all over the world pop music was synonymous with the two “Michaels” – Michael Jackson and George Michael. For George Michael this was a key moment, the band WHAM! had broken up, his first solo effort Faith which was released in 1987 was a monster hit and had…

Days of Future Passed – The Moody Blues

Days of Future Passed – The Moody Blues

What does a music band do when it lacks critical and commercial success, is in financial debt with their record label, and whose members are leaving? They reinvent themselves with one of the earliest “concept” albums in the history of rock & roll and were able to successfully combine rock music with orchestral interludes, poetry,…

Evil Empire – Rage Against the Machine

Evil Empire – Rage Against the Machine

The Nu-metal generation of rock produced several very good bands, the likes of Limp Bizkit, Korn, and Slipknot. But in retrospect, and at the time, there was a very different air around Rage Against the Machine. RATM was revolutionary, not just in their music, but also with their incendiary lyrics, and their anti-establishment values and…