154 is one of the most innovative and influential albums of all time and anyone who doesn’t experience Wire’s first three albums are missing out on a significant element of music history, being the progenitors, intentional or otherwise, of several subsequent musical movements.
Relative to punk music, post-punk is less aggressive and more experimental. In fact, some of the most unique music of the time period, and still to this day, came from the period ranging from the late ’70’s through the early ’80’s.
It’s time to explore a series of phenomena that appears to appear mostly in metal: only in metal is it the case where long time bands get a spark lit under their asses and come back with some of the best work of their careers.
Fear were the promise for a genre that never fully reached its potential: Fear can play their instruments; Lee Ving can actually sing; the lyrics are offensive. Even (or especially) by today’s standards; there’s a lot of variety; the recording sounds good. Fear proved you can make interesting music built around a framework of hardcore punk.
A visual look at the legendary musicians storied past.
Transangelic Exodus is a consistent and well-paced profound musical statement.
XTC’s penultimate album, Apple Venus, Vol. 1, is a masterpiece of (mostly) Andy Partridge’s unique brand of orchestral pop and one of XTC’s finest moments.
Everyone knows Black Sabbath, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and of course, The Beatles.
However, some spectacular bands have flown largely under the radar, influencing countless other bands, but never quite reaching the stratospheric mainstream popularity of these aforementioned groups.