OPINIONS / MUSIC

BACH: The viability of his music played on OTHER instruments

Goodness where do you start! Loved the banjo BTW (I just bought a five string banjo and am enjoying it immensely though playing bluegrass and pete seger on it not Bach. Wonder if the tablature is available? Anyway: Anthony Lawrence King’s ‘Secrets of the semitones’ perhaps the finest performance I can think of of the […]

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What is a band that had a brilliant first album and a shockingly bad second album?

Timm Davison, studied Media Communication at University of Washington (2017)Answered Dec 24 In the past, lots of bands had what could be considered ‘bad’ second albums – and this was due as much to the way bands got signed, and what was expected of them in the ‘old’ (pre-internet) recording industry. In the ‘old’ system, […]

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OPINIONS / MUSIC

Which people left a musical band/group before the band got famous?

Al I. Husain writes ….. This is an interesting question as my interpretation of the answer is people who intentionally left and/or voluntarily left rather being dismissed or succumbing to illness or death, which is also leaving I suppose, but not necessarily by someone’s own volition. I’m also trying to apply some measures around the […]

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JAZZ: What would you include in your version of its history?

In a seven-part series, Guardian and Observer writers are trying to tell the history of modern music. Rounding everything off, today they pick out 50 key moments in the story of jazz – but what did they miss? Drug busts, razor-sharp tailoring and breathtaking musicianship: yes, it’s the turn of jazz, completing our seven-part history […]

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