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memories of the ’80s – heavy metal and suicide

Rock ‘n’ roll went on trial in the 1980s, when several artists were taken to court, accused of having influence over listeners with their lyrics and encouraging them to consider suicide. Written in memory of the death of AC/DC drummer … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Backmasking

Were we listening to Satan’s songs? Was the Devil infiltrating our thoughts and we didn’t know? For music lovers of the 1970s, the undercurrent of rock ‘n’ roll was the secrets of backmasking, and the hidden messages on albums that … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Mississippi Queen by Mountain

Rocking into the new decade after appearing at Woodstock in 1969, the rock band Mountain created a unique sound that was noted for one instrument. Working on their debut album and the first single,which became their best-known: Mississippi Queen. The lead … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Heavy Metal

Fans of the music genre got to see their dreams transformed into a big screen fantasy with the animated film Heavy Metal. Produced by Ivan Reitman and Heavy Metal Magazine publisher Leonard Mogel, the film is an anthology of several … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – KISS Army

Fan – (noun)  an enthusiastic devotee, follower, or admirer of a sport, pastime, celebrity etc…ie. a baseball fan; a great fan of Charlie Chaplin; origin: 1885–90, Americanism; short for fanatic; synonyms: supporter, enthusiast, partisan, booster, addict.   Music fans are … Continue reading

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