How Little Richard Influenced Rock And Roll
The Man With The Moves And Style
Little Richard has been known to self-proclaim his role as a pioneer in rock and roll. In fact, according to Little Richard, he is the inventor of the musical genre. Additionally, most critics would agree that Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Elvis are all in the top of the pyramid of inventors of rock and roll. Nevertheless, Little Richard displayed more charisma and attitude Continue reading
Chuck Berry’s Influence On Rock And Roll
The Godfather of Rock n Roll
Chuck Berry was a master of guitar playing and simple poetic lyricism. His influence on rock n roll is incomparable with his peers. Furthermore, Chuck Berry laid the foundation for many other music genres. These styles include punk, blues-rock, new wave and psych rock. In addition, Chuck Berry took from the blues in order to create a new style of music. In the ’50 Continue reading
Blasting out of Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1967 with the motoric rhythms of The Stooges behind him, James Osterberg, known to the world as Iggy Pop, left a permanent mark on the history of music with his signature baritone voice and his visceral stage presence. With the production help of former Velvet Underground minimalist John Cale, the Stooges would release their self-titled, debut album in 1969. Subsequently, a year later, they would release the intensely gritty, saxophone-backed “Fun House,” an album that even Miles Davis claimed to enjoy. This album, followed by the saw-toothed guitar rampage of “Raw Power,” would complete a Continue reading
The 1 Little Richard song: Tutti-Frutti
Troubles like family matters, needing debt settlement help and even car troubles seem tolerable the minute you hear this track and get lost in the melody. Little Richard’s blazing performance sweeps you off your feet, whether you like it or not, and puts a smile on all our faces every time the song is played.
2. The Girl Can’t Help It
3. Slippin’ And Slidin’
4. Ready Teddy
5. Send Me Some Lovin’
6. Keep A’Knockin’
7. Rip It Up
9. Good Golly Miss Molly
10. Long Tally Sally
You might disagree with him claiming to be the sole architect of rock and roll, but it would be foolish to think that Little Richard is any less deserving of his place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as a result. As it stands, he may not have “invented” rock and roll but he certainly took the genre and made it his own with his explosive performances and mind-blowing charisma. His songs can be heard almost anywhere and are just as recognizable as anything from the likes of Elvis Presley or the Beatles. This is a list of his top 10 songs that we feel not only defined his career but the genre of rock and roll as a whole.
Guns n’ Roses was a band which should have had many more hits than they did. From Axl’s driving vocals, to Slash’s virtuosity, they revolutionized hard rock. By bridging the gap between blues-driven rock such as Aerosmith and heavier metal such as Metallica, they forged a sound that was raw, passionate, and talented.
As we approach the 20th anniversary of the “Use Your Illusion” albums, let’s take a look back at some of their greatest hits:
Welcome to the Jungle: The track Continue reading
Hands down the greatest American guitar hero is none other than Mr. Jimi Hendrix. Jimi Hendrix was also one of the biggest musical icon of the 1960s. Many guitar players before him experimented with distortion and feedback, but Hendrix turned those effects into a new language, one that he was very fluent in. Although Hendrix’s style consisted mostly of rock, however he also created tender ballads. Hendrix did not consider himself a good singer, but his vocals almost rivaled his guitar playing skills.You can find a quick rundown here
Hendrix’s craftiness with guitar sounds has been widely mimicked. His songs inspired Continue reading
Deciding on the best American hard rock bands is certainly not easy. Of course, when looking only at American bands, you do at least cut out a lot of great bands from other nations such as Deep Purple and AC/DC. Still, you are left with a huge number of great bands to choose from.
The top of the list almost certainly belongs to KISS. Paul and Gene’s theatrical troupe of glam metal rockers are still going strong today, Continue reading
The southern rock sound is as distinctive as the sound of California rock. With just a hint of twang in both the music and lyrics southern rock gives the rest of the world a glimpse of how southerners think and feel. The Allman brothers are one of the best in southern rock and their roots do show in their music. Like a lot of southern groups their lives are shown to the world through the Continue reading