Historical album of the month – Pantera’s Far Beyond Driven

What does it take to turn a record into a historical milestone? That’s what we’ve been asking ourselves in the editor room. Our first answer would be that a historical record needs to inspire and stand at the beginning of a new genre. A shining example is Pantera’s album Far Beyond Driven.

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Historic Live Albums – The Concert in Central Park by Simon & Garfunkel

Some concerts turn out to be different than you had expected. The show by folk duo Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel in New York for example. The charity concert for the renovation of Central Park is listed in the history books as one of the best live performances of the two musicians.

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Gated Reverb:
the sound that defined ’80s music is back

What started as a recording accident, went on to define much of the sound of the ‘80s. The technique behind the drum sound featured on so many hit songs back in the day, is called gated reverb.

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Chordify Relics:
My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields

From crazy custom instruments to obscure musicians, Chordify Relics is the place to discover fun facts, music myths and other top-notch trivia!

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5 head scratching backstage demands from famous musicians

From crazy custom instruments to obscure musicians, Chordify Relics is the place to discover fun facts, music myths and other top-notch trivia!

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Joe Meek:
one of the most influential, unknown and insane producers ever

From crazy custom instruments to obscure musicians, Chordify Relics is the place to discover fun facts, music myths and other top-notch trivia!

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5 Disturbingly awkward album covers

From crazy custom instruments to obscure musicians, Chordify Relics is the place to discover fun facts, music myths and other top-notch trivia! You finally recorded your album and now all you need is some kickass album art.

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Top 5 drum breaks sampled in a truckload of hit songs

From crazy custom instruments to obscure musicians, Chordify Relics is the place to discover fun facts, music myths and other top-notch trivia! Hip hop, drum & bass, jungle, pop...

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5 Strangest Experimental Musical Instruments

Imagine an eerie mansion during a thunderstorm, the echoing of manic laughter and the terrified tones of a nubile heroine screaming “It’s alive!

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Chordify Relics:
5 of the most ridiculously expensive musical instruments ever sold

From crazy custom instruments to obscure musicians, Chordify Relics is the place to discover fun facts, music myths and other top-notch trivia! Buying a good instrument is never cheap.

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