Not Fade Away
We spoke to the Demon himself about the album that started it all.
With only half of the original lineup, the band came back with a classic album.
We take a look at the album that helped the Beatles to take over America.
In Not Fade Away, we take a look at the legacy of great albums as they celebrate significant anniversaries. Here, we look back at Black Sabbath’s fifth album, 1973’s ‘Sabbath Bloody Sabbath.’
Their June 5, 1983 concert at the Red Rocks amphitheater in Colorado would prove an important step in taking them from their underground roots and their Springsteen-ian ambitions. They filmed the show for a live “home video” (as they were called in those pre-DVD days), Live At Red Rocks; two of the songs from that would also be used for the Under A Blood Red Sky EP (which also included performances recorded in Boston and Germany).
For a full year, Idol was omnipresent on the still-young television network. The heavy rotation of his videos helped fuel the success of ‘Rebel Yell,’ his 1983 album that spent 70 weeks on the Billboard chart, peaking at No. 6 and selling more than two million copies in the U.S. alone.
In which the former ‘Johnny Cougar’ loses the record label interference and gains his real last name…and a new fan in Matthew McConaughey. Mellencamp’s longtime guitarist Mike Wanchic tells the story behind the album.
In Not Fade Away, we take a look at the legacy of some of the greatest albums of the past few decades – some iconic, some lesser known – as they celebrate significant anniversaries. Here, we focus on a somewhat underrated album in the Rolling Stones’ canon: 1983’s ‘Undercover,’ as it turns 30.
‘Vs.’ set records in the week and a half it took to sell 1.3 million copies in October 1993, and coupled with Nirvana’s feminist-minded In Utero a month earlier, it was the moment where the bands overlapped most in popularity and political-mindedness.
Not Fade Away looks at some of the greatest albums of the past few decades as they celebrate significant anniversaries. This week we focus on the 1973 Genesis release ‘Selling England By The Pound.’ Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett offers insight into what made the album so unique.