Sleeping bags. That’s Soundwave’s lasting memory of producing Kendrick Lamar’s album, Damn. Such was Lamar’s work ethic, they practically lived in the studio for months. And when Kanye West wanted the artist to open for him on his American Yeezus tour, Kendrick only agreed to do it under the proviso he had a recording studio … More Work Hard. Rest Hard.
The Sex Pistols’ first and only studio album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols, hit the shelves in the summer of 1977 and changed music forever. It may not be punk’s first album but it’s largely responsible for inspiring a movement amongst young adults that stretched across the entire country and beyond. Countless … More God Save the Idea
After finding huge success as a solo artist throughout the eighties and early nineties, Ozzy Osbourne’s popularity had begun to wane. One of the popular festivals at the time was the Lollapalooza tour in America. In a bid to keep Ozzy current, Sharon, his manager and wife attempted to book the Prince of Darkness at … More Heavy Mettle
Following the huge critical and commercial success of Sign ‘O’ the Times, Prince was due to release his next album in the winter of 1987. Completely black in colour, without a title, or even the artist’s name, about 100 promotional copies were sent out before its imminent worldwide release. But the thing is, it never … More Fortune Favours the Brave
When you can lay claim to writing Paul McCartney’s favourite song, it’s fair to say you know how to write a ditty. Brian Wilson, co-founder and main songwriter of the Beach Boys is regarded as one of the most innovative songwriters of the twentieth century. Yet how he managed to write anything during their heyday … More Play the Game. Win the Game.