Since the mid-nineties, I’ve been sporadically nodding my head to the electronic beats created by the Parisian duo, Daft Punk. But it wasn’t my ears that were first drawn to the band, it was my eyes. Ask anyone to tell you the first thing they think of when you mention Daft Punk and nine times … More Better. Faster. Stronger.
After the death in 1980 of their charismatic frontman Bon Scott, AC/DC auditioned for a replacement, eventually picking the relatively unknown Geordie, Brian Johnson. The antipodean rock band may have changed their singer, but little else over the following 35 years. For their next eleven albums, the band kept doing what they do best, simple … More If It Ain’t Broke
Regarded as one of the most influential rock bands in history, The Who are responsible for a number of groundbreaking albums that went on to sell over 100 million records worldwide. If you ever hear anyone talking about the group, they’ll probably wax lyrical about Townsend’s incredible songwriting, Daltrey’s rasping stadium-filling voice, or perhaps the … More Let’s Hear It for the Quiet Ones
Initial success may have arrived at Bowie’s feet with the single, Space Oddity but it was the 1972 album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, arriving a few years later that catapulted the boy from Brixton to stardom. Its release in June coincided with a brutal touring schedule, including … More Greed Is Good
After the band acrimoniously split in ‘96, Axl Rose left with the name and recorded a new Guns N’ Roses album entitled Chinese Democracy. It took seven producers and nearly ten years to finish. The Ramones’ debut album – the one that graces nearly every ‘Top 20 greatest of all time’ list – took seven … More Welcome to the Rebrief