One of the few drawbacks to the boom in online music is that it means that we get fewer chances to look at outstanding album covers. Will there ever again be classic album artwork like this for us to spend hours looking at in our bedrooms?
A few years before the Grunge Era began, music was in a state of ” at least music was good before”. Then the “Seattle Sound” started turning heads with bands such as Nirvana and Pearl Jam, but lets take a look back a few years before. Grunge’s roots can be traced to punk. You can say The Ramones or Black Flag, or from 1986’s Deep Six Compilation album. The record featured multiple tracks by six bands: Green River, Soundgarden, Melvins, Malfunkshun, Skin Yard, and The U-Men.
Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, and Screaming Trees signed to major labels in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s to moderate success. Then came Nirvana. [Read more…]
Before we get started, please be warned that this list is of the Top 10 Cover Songs That Improve On The Original. Do not be mislead. This list will not contain All Saints covering “Under the Bridge,” The Corrs covering Fleetwood Mac or the latest X-Factor finalist miming whatever heartfelt love song they decide on this year.
So, to be clear, you will not see “These Boots Are Made For Walkin,” the mindless, over-sexified Jessica Simpson version.
Why the hell is there a sacrilegious salsa beat in the verse? Kill me. [Read more…]