Every single album was laboriously listened and appreciated. Listening to music, sometimes an individualistic and other times a social experience, was done with passion. My weekly allowance at the time was drachmas approximately two British pounds and drachmas a bit later on. From time to time, my grandparents would also give me an one-thousand drachmas note on top of that standard allowance. Today it may sound crazy, but at that time this weekly allowance was enough to buy one cheese pasty and a soda per day from the school canteen.
As I have explained in an earlier post , there were several factors that eventually made vinyl our format of choice. Another factor was financial; vinyl used to be slightly cheaper than CDs the opposite of what happens today. Nevertheless, the aforementioned first few metal albums were bought from local record stores D.
The decision to buy vinyl was not fully determined until we discovered second-hand record stores, where we would find a much bigger volume of albums in much lower prices. Not before long, me and my friends discovered the numerous second-hand record stores at the centre of Athens. The record stores in Monastiraki, Athens, were the ones I early on bought records on ridiculously low prices. Of course the other music retailers that were selling both new and second-had albums in Athens were also great.
For at least two years these stores were our temples of metal appreciation. Then a great revelation happened in early June It was after the summer physics exam when me and my friend Dimitris decided to go to Athens on a record hunt.
When we got off the bus at Koumoundourou square we saw another friend, Nikos, who was just returning from his record hunt and he told us about this awesome record store he had found, that had the best prices ever. Its name was Art Nouveau , at Solomou street, Exarcheia. However, we did not visit it on that day. Instead, I bought the newly released Dismember Misanthropic e. Art Nouveau proved to be one of the best record stores ever. It was founded by Nikos, an avid fan of rock music, in The metal section consisted of three stalls on the right hand side of the entrance to the back room.
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But what about individual songs which vary from a customary repertoire? It must be odd being a musician when you get known for being a particular style and sound: if your fanbase does not want you to develop beyond that, it must be insanely frustrating.
It must be odd, and kinda embarrassing, to have one of your juniors in a scene make it big with such cataclysmic success. Particularly if you are aching hipsters like Sonic Youth. The trouble with Sonic Youth and bands like Mudhoney etc was that to them and to Nirvana to a large extent punk was an elite thing, not the enraged voice of the kids, but a sneering at the populisms and massed exaltations of the music scene.
Thus, things like melody and song structure were seen as being beneath them, as insufferable bones tossed to ravenous lowest-common-denominator audiences; thus, the contempt towards popular Seattle bands like Pearl Jam.
This attitude is preposterous of course. Sonic Youth never could put together an album with catchy tunes: their astonishing sound and hipper-than-thou attitudes got them so far, but even their bold efforts like Daydream Nation and Goo lack hooks and, ultimately, memorability. Their post- Nevermind effort, Dirty , is a far more full-bodied effort producer: Butch Vig but while it has greater dynamics it still lacks decent riffs and hooks, the sort of thing Kurt Cobain could so easily turn out if not without embarrassment.
It sounds like a jam session going utterly right, and shows how exciting Maiden were in their early days, before they set like concrete. And the goods news is that Messrs. Gibbons, Hill and Beard deliver a cool-as-yer-please stripped down version that takes on a whole other, laid-back vibe.
Lovely stuff. Good work boys. But yea this list is a little suspect if you ask me. Great compilation. I really love cover songs. Personally Got The Time by Anthrax. He did some great covers! Just glad Pet Shop Boys not on that list. Totally ruined a passionate love song , and turned it into an emotionless dirge. You know the song I mean. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Fire Leaps High At The End Of Twilight.
NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook.The encounter between experimental club music and mainstream pop has become ubiquitous in the sampling practices of avant-garde electronic musicians of the s. Far from being ironic takes on the originals or mere celebrations of a notion of «genre-fluidity» (Spotify ), our author argues that these practices have worked to question the inclusivity of electronic music scenes.