Thirty years after their first release, The Smiths, we celebrate one of the most iconic groups in music history. Considered by Simon Godard as “the voice of the 80′s.” The Smiths are a cult favorite, and a group that will never be forgotten.
Today we celebrate Mardi Gras with a bit of music to get you in the Mardi Gras mood!
Mardi Gras, aka “Fat Tuesday” aka “Carnival Season” is a celebration held the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Mardi Gras is celebrated around the world, but most notably in New Orleans.
In 1966, Neil Young, Stephen Stills and Rickie Furay came together to form Buffalo Springfield! Together, the group released three studio albums. Despite their popularity and the big names in Buffalo Springfield, they were never a major commercial success. However, in the years to come, members of Buffalo Springfield would go onto have a huge impact in their future projects.
by Nick Burns
On February 10th, The Capitol 13 were arrested protesting the Utah Senate’s refusal to hear an LGBT non-discrimination bill, SB100. Among the activists arrested was KRCL producer Troy Williams. The bill has the support of 72 percent of the state, yet Republican lawmakers are refusing to hear it. Is this a simple case of Legislative animus? Troy Williams along with fellow Capitol 13 member, Donna Wienholtz and attorney Jesse Nix, discuss why they felt civil disobedience was a necessary way forward. The Capitol 13 is not yielding. They will be returning to a rally at the Capitol Rotunda Wednesday, March 5th at 12:30pm and they want all to join.
Today we celebrate the life of Brian Jones. Although Jones might not ring a bell to many, to those who know, know that he was the original founder of The Rolling Stones. Before Mick and Keith, there was Brian, who was described as very instrumental in pushing the band through their first few years together. His main instruments for The Stones included the harmonica, guitar and the keys.
Released on Feb. 21, Morning Phase is Beck’s “follow up” to Sea Change. Morning Phase is Beck’s first full album of songs since 2008, and his 12th album release. Beck has managed to encompass all forms of modern music throughout his career, but settles back into his indie folk rock roots with Morning Phase.
Happy Birthday Johnny Cash!
Johnny spent just under 50 years in the music industry. 49 to be exact. Released in 1994, American Recordings was produced by Rick Rubin, who approached Johnny with an offer to be a part of his record label, American Recordings.
Happy birthday to the late, great George Harrison! All Things Must Pass is a triple album that Harrison released in 1970. The album was co-produced by Phil Spector, using his “Wall of Sound” approach. The album was certified six-times platinum in 2001 by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Physical Graffiti is the sixth studio release from Led Zeppelin, released in the UK on Feb. 24, 1975. It was released as a two-record set, which took almost two-years to write and record.