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The people behind the music have more to do with what we hear and see than you may realize

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Regardless of the type of music you like, you’ve all heard of The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Elvis, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Guns N’ Roses, Nirvana, and hundreds of other icons from the music industry.

Names you’re probably less familiar with are Ray Thomas Baker, Trevor Horn


“New Times” by Violent Femmes: A most eclectic album by one of the most eclectic bands

New Times album cover credit Violent Femmes

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that everyone who will read this piece knows the song “Blister in the Sun” by Violent Femmes. Some may only know the song’s title, some may recognize the band’s name, and others may simply know the song once they hear…

“Slaves & Bulldozers” by Soundgarden might be the heaviest song to come out of 1991

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Depending on your age and musical taste, whenever someone mentions the year 1991, you’re likely to get a chill, shockwave, or some form of internal bodily response all due to the music that came our way 30 years ago this year.

I’m starting to see some articles around the music…


Is the debut album from this iconic band still relevant three decades after its release?

Ten album cover (art & design by Jeff Ament)

I’m one of those people who will hear a song from the 90s, particularly from the early part of the decade, and still believe it’s only about 10 years old. The struggle is real.

On this date (August 27th) in 1991, Pearl Jam, a band born of the ashes from…

Rob Janicke

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