If you are a rock fan, or really anyone who is not living under a rock, you have at least heard about Black Sabbath. The undisputed creators of the heavy metal genre, their influence stretches over rock in general. Essentially every heavy metal band is descended from the quartet, and as a result the band…Read more Noah’s Prog Rock Reviews #4 – “Black Sabbath” by Black Sabbath (1970)
Something that people just seem to brush off about a lot of songs now a days is the power that they have. Now I am not talking about how hard a power chord is or how awesome a synth keyboard solo can be. What I am talking about is the lyrics. In today's world of…Read more What can we learn from Billy Joel’s “Piano Man”
As I have mentioned before in my previous review, the 1980's was probably the worst decade for progressive rock. Of course, that was because most of the groups we came to know and love in the 1970's ended up either going into the mainstream or falling apart due to a lack of interest in the…Read more Noah’s Prog Rock Reviews #3 – “Asia” by Asia (1982)
Despite not garnering much attention from the mainstream music crowd over, King Crimson is the definitive progressive rock band. Created in 1969, their debut album In the Court of the Crimson King is considered to be the first "true" work of progressive rock. Crimson's sound has evolved continuously, and the only consistent member of the group has…Read more Noah’s Prog Rock Reviews #2 – “Larks’ Tongues in Aspic” by King Crimson (1973)
When I was ten years old on March 25, 1985, the album entitled The Power Station was released by a band called The Power Station that only recorded two albums in total. The song entitled Still In Your Heart was a song on the album that was deeply embraced by myself and my brother. I…Read more Song of the Week: Still In Your Heart – The Power Station
Sammy Hagar (AKA The Red Rocker) is by far one of my favorite singers in my top five. I’m very blessed to have seen him perform four times in my life. In 1998 at Lawlor Events Center in Reno on UNR Campus also in 2011, 2012, and 2015 at Harvey’s Outdoor Amphitheatre in Stateline, Nevada,…Read more What If Sammy?
I must start this off by saying that I myself am a Christian. There are certain things that anger me whenever I hear things about how I am somehow "unChristian" due to the bands that I listen to. The fact of what people do using their own freewill regarding music should not make them any…Read more Letter to the paranoid Christian