Angie went upstairs to her bedroom, slowly pushed the door open, and there they were: Mick Jagger and David Bowie, naked in bed together, sleeping. Both men woke up with a start. “Oh, hello,” said Bowie, clearly taken by surprise. “How are you?” Continue reading Start Me Up: Bowie’s Affair With Jagger | Swagat Baruah
A Black Sabbath song would ideally be menacing, heavy, dark with great reliance on the riffs, and their lyrics and art work, the manifestation of their fascination with religion, death, apocalypse, nihilism, war. Continue reading Black Sabbath: The Years of Madness & Pioneering Music| Swagat Baruah
Finally, the concert took place on the prefixed date but the entire setup went through tumultuous times as Clapton and Dylan had the entire event on a wire due to their personal problems. Fortunately, the event did take place with them – it was even divided into a matinee and an evening show for the same day – drawing considerable attention to the events that had taken place in the land of Bangladesh. The performances were iconic in many ways…. Continue reading On the Concert for Bangladesh|Shantanu Singh
By the end of the 90’s, the band came out with their latest album, “Californication”, which had heavy traces of plain, hard rock. Nothing more, nothing less.
The chemistry that existed between John Frusciante and Mike ‘Flea’ Balzary, was back. It was a pleasure listening to their tunes once again. Continue reading By The Way|Shaurya Singh
From invoking equality for the poor and the coloured, protesting against the ‘American carnage’ in the various unnecessary wars, urging Americans and people of the world to introspect, to pause in the moment of great action and look at things as humans, to question the government not as pessimists but as dutiful citizens, to live righteously not through submission but through cooperation and above all, to be and act like a human being, protest singers like Pete Singer, Paul Robson, Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan were a great counter attack against everything evil, using art for its most pure reason- to better the society, to invoke emotions, to show the lost path and also the light at the end of the tunnel. Continue reading Pete Seeger and Protest Songs: Explosive Art| Dr. William Nunes
This calm environment was reflected in the music that they set out to record. The 11 days that Eno stayed with the trio are now subject to various anecdotes and myths. Intending to simply make music and work as equal partners – deconstructing the studio hierarchy that existed in the mainstream – the four artists poured their souls into records such as ‘Welcome’ and ‘By The Riverside’. Continue reading Harmonia and Brian Eno’s iconic 1976 album ‘Tracks & Traces’|Shantanu Singh