For our third show for Rocktober 2021, a band that seemed to do something only The Beatles did a decade prior: absorb all of their influences so well as to create their unique but highly recognizable sound that proved the leading light of a new form of Rock and Roll in the late 70’s and early 80’s, American band Blondie. #blondie #newwave #debbieharry #altrock #CBGB
Category Archives: Alternative Rock
For my first program for Rocktober 2021, an audio primer for the very first documentary of one of the most important bands of the latter half of the 20th century, The Velvet Underground, directed by Portlander Todd Haynes and broadcasting on October 15th on Apple TV. The Velvet Underground are a band you have heard … Continue reading White Heat and Black Leather
Nevermind, the second album by Nirvana, released 30 years ago next week, launched an alternative rock revolution with catchy, loud songs that truly cleared the air of the morass on commercial media in a way no one saw coming. #nirvana #altrock #grunge #nevermind30
The original U.K. Punk scene, from 1976 to 1978, made up of acts from England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, was more than just “us against the man”, but a whole culture that rejected the status quo in ways that one single idea could not encapsulate.
The look back at the 1980’s career of one of the most influential electronic bands in history, Depeche Mode, before they became a huge mainstream success. #depechemode #1980s #electronicmusic