Please forward this error screen to 173. Alastair Riddell – Wonder Ones was the last time you spent Saturday night building a toy? I’ve hidden from my own skin for much of my life. Have England lost the World Cup before it’s even begun?
Did Rupert Murdoch pull the plug by choice or wake up a man out of time? And just how will he and Jerry spend the children’s inheritance? If you have lost a loved one, the GQ Doctor feels your pain. It is so delightful to be able to say thank you for the new music.
1979, on which “The Wall” was some of the fastest, most extreme metal I had ever heard from the 1970s. The music lives up to the promise shown by “The Wall”, with obvious homage to Sabbath, but Mike also points out that Squadran were one of the first US bands to show appreciation for Judas Priest and were heavily influenced by them also. Check out the previews below and support the bands at Heat Exchange Guerssen and Squadran Facebook. Cheers to Craig and Mike, and thanks for listening!
Argentina has always been a prolific maker of music, along with specialities like its native folk and tango scenes, it has been prolific in rock’n roll since the ’50s. The country prides itself in “Rock Nacional” and singing in the native tongue of Spanish – you’ll notice none of the songs in this volume are in English, which is unusual compared to any of the other national comps I have done, however exotic their location. Some explanation of Argentina’s love of rock is expressed here: “there was no freedom in Argentina at that time. The police used to arrest hippies and cut their hair, or arrest them and torture them. And when they were freed a lot of them took up their guitars and began writing songs.
It was a way to protest their situation. Rock Nacional became a motive to exist. There are many old bands to find from Argentina, of the South American countries it has probably the largest amount of hard rock I have come across so far and this hour of music will definitely have to be a “part 1” for the country, as there are lots more to include later in the blog, such as Vox Dei and Orion’s Beethoven and many others. If anyone wants to suggest bands for a later volume please do! In terms of hard rock and “Rock Nacional”, Los Gatos are one of the bands to mention first. They were the first to make albums solely of their own compositions, and the first to sing only in Spanish.