The Look- Roxette’s accidental break through.

The sad news reached us this week that Roxette singer Gun-Marie Fredriksson had died after a 17-year long battle with cancer. Roxette were very successful in the late 80s and early 90s , in fact at some stage they were the biggest band in the world. But this success may never have been if itContinue reading “The Look- Roxette’s accidental break through.”

When Rock N Roll and Science collide.

It might surprise some of you that Rock N Roll and science can be, and indeed often are good bedfellows. Below are just a few examples. Eels. Eels an American rock band, formed in California in 1995 by singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mark Oliver Everett, known by the stage name E. It is the father ofContinue reading “When Rock N Roll and Science collide.”

Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody is probably the most unlikely title for a Rock song and yet it became a classic , if not THE classic Rock song for many generations. This musical masterpiece lasted 5 minutes and 55 seconds, another reason why it should not have become a hit. Because prior to that, 3 minutes was theContinue reading “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Jeremy spoke in class today.

The title of this blog is a line from the Pearl Jam song “Jeremy” it is one of my favourite Rock tracks and by far the best track of the album “Ten”. Although I have listened to the song hundreds of times I never really paid to much attention to the history of the song.Continue reading “Jeremy spoke in class today.”

Funky Claude was running in and out.

Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple is one of if not ‘the’ most iconic Rock anthems of all times, from the 1st nano second it starts you know what song it is. First the Guitar riff, followed by the Hi Hat, then the drums and the pounding bass, It just doesn’t get better thenContinue reading “Funky Claude was running in and out.”

Bon Scott-Let there be Rock

In the beginning Back in nineteen fifty-five Man didn’t know about a rock ‘n’ roll show And all that jive. The above line is the start of the AC/DC classic let there be Rock. The whole song is basically a history lesson in Rock N Roll, brought to us by the one and only BonContinue reading “Bon Scott-Let there be Rock”

Red Sector A

“All that we can do is just survive.All that we can do to help ourselves Is stay alive…” These are the opening lines of the song “Red Sector A” by Canadian Rock band ‘Rush’. I am not exactly a fan of the band, there are only a few of their songs I like and RedContinue reading “Red Sector A”

Soul Asylum’s Runaway Train- The story behind it.

This is a very personal blog for me.Not because I was personally involved in it, because I wasn’t, but because it really touched me emotionally. Although I am don’t suffer from depression myself that is really what the song is about,depression and the effects it has especially on teenagers and young adolescents. I first heardContinue reading “Soul Asylum’s Runaway Train- The story behind it.”