Hard rock


  • July 13, 1973: The Day Rock Got a New Monarch

    On July 13, 1973, the tectonic plates of rock music shifted dramatically. On that day, an unassuming yet audacious British band named Queen unleashed their self-titled debut album, “Queen.” This seismic release marked the genesis of a band destined to transcend the boundaries of rock, etching their indomitable legacy into the annals of music history.…

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  • Observations At T.H.E. Show 2024

    “What I’m going to say now with 100% certainty is that I had never heard these two recordings sound better than they did in that room.”

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  • The Electrifying Debut of The Jimi Hendrix Experience

    In the spring of 1967, a seismic shift occurred in the rock music panorama with the release of “Are You Experienced,” the debut album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience. This album didn’t merely enter the music scene; it exploded into it, bringing with it a new era of sound innovation and cultural expression that would…

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  • Kiss Releases Their Self-Titled Debut Album

    In the pantheon of rock ‘n’ roll, few debuts have sparked as much intrigue and left as indelible a mark as Kiss’s self-titled album, released on February 18, 1974. The Genesis of a Phenomenon It was the fall of 1973, and amidst the burgeoning glam rock scene, Kiss entered the studio with a vision that…

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  • How Much Power Is Enough?

    “Almost all speaker damage is a result of speakers being played too loudly for too long.”

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  • Led Zeppelin Releases Their Debut Album

    On January 12, 1969, a seismic shift occurred in the rock music landscape with the U.S. release of Led Zeppelin’s eponymous debut album, followed by its UK release on March 31. This groundbreaking record, recorded in a mere 36 hours at Olympic Studios in London, signified the birth of a new era in hard rock…

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  • Bohemian Rhapsody: The Crown Jewel of Queen’s Musical Majesty

    On a brisk autumn day, precisely 48 years ago, the world stood on the precipice of musical revolution. The calendar read October 31, 1975, a date that would resonate through the annals of rock history like the echoing strings of a guitar. From the boundless creativity of Queen and the ingenious mind of Freddie Mercury…

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