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My Photo Album

- My Photo Album Overheard at University College London: "Because when you write this way- with this pomp and circumstance covering for any substantive thought- you aren't fooling me"...... CRASH. "OUCH. Old son- you seem to have just thrown me out a window!" If I had been given this little lecture by Mr. Pomp and Circumstance, the previous scene is what would have been witnessed. I would have thrown him out a window for two reasons. First and foremost, he sounds like an obnoxious, holier than thou prick....   [tags: Writing Education Teaching Essays]

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Review of the Band Periphery and Their Album Clear

- ... The concept behind Clear was quite a daring one, but Periphery pulls through with an amazing album because each track has its unique identity, while the record still flows well as a whole. If I had to pick one adjective to describe Clear, I would probably pick “fun.” Clear is an extremely fun album to listen to, as the different vocals styles and epic instrumentals make it very dynamic. The mood shifts quite fast and dramatically at times, but this album is still coherent as a whole. “Overture”, “Zero”, and “Extraneous” are the instrumentals, and they are all phenomenal, giving off a progressive/djent feel that fans of this genre love, while still able to show off their technicality....   [tags: metal, tracks, lyrics]

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Proposal for Album Cover Business Plan

- My business plan is to draw, paint, take photos and design artwork for musician’s album covers. My main target audience is musicians that are starting out in the music industry and need ideas or musicians that need a design for a new logo or album cover. There are bands and many solo artists the create music daily so the chance of running low on customers should be rare. Due to the public, music is more about marketing the artwork and becoming more important as it the first thing the customer will see....   [tags: music, advertisment, customers]

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The Information Environment During the Making of a Bob Dylan Album

- The Information Environment During the Making of a Bob Dylan Album In analyzing any of Bob Dylan's albums and lyrics, one might receive very powerful, timely, political and social messages from the artist. Perhaps it is the way in which he influences or responds to his fans which allows him to always seem a step ahead of the public. Take, for instance, his addition of electric instruments to his music in 1964 (Bob Dylan: Desire - Ink Blot Magazine). Dylan's use of these instruments, which are indicative of the growing information environment of the time, outraged folk fans....   [tags: Media Recording Music]

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Rage Against The Machine "Evil Empire"

- Rage Against The Machine "Evil Empire" Rage Against The Machine are a popular 90's rap metal band. Evil Empire is considered a different offering than the rest. Relying on effects, the album is extraordinary, most songs on this are excellent. What make this album stand out from all the other is that it the second releaced from the group. But it still keeps up with the polictial movement for the time. Sing about the Mexicen movement in America and how the American government keeps the poor people down....   [tags: Music Rap Album Metal]

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The Beach Boys

- The Beach Boys The Beach Boys formed in 1961. The band members are; Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson who are all brothers, Al Jardine and Mike Love. All but Al Jardine lived in Los Angelas. They were first called the Pendletones which was a shirt brand , but a record label executive named them the Beach Boys. One of their first big hits was ‘Surfin’ that was credited for starting the ‘surfing craze.’ 1962 they released the album Surfin Safari with the song ‘Surfin Safari’ hitting the U.S Top 40. 1963 ‘Surfin U.S.A’ reached #3 on the charts....   [tags: Art]

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Songs Of This Year

- After Tonight (Album Version) 4:15 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) (Album Version) 3:25 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) (Pound Boys Dub) 6:48 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) (Pound Boys Main Mix) 8:56 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) (Pound Boys Radio Edit) 3:29 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) (Single Edit) (Mariah Carey Featuring Westlife) 3:23 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) (Mariah Only Version) 3:21 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) (Westlife Only Version) 3:21 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) (Instrumental) 3:26 All I Ever Wanted (Album Version) 3:51 All In Your Mind (Album Version) 4:43 All I Want For Christmas Is...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Puck and Natty

- Puck and Natty It all began with an interracial rap group called Puck & Natty. One half of this group was Berkley graduate Stephan Jenkins. Together, this duo's fifteen minutes of fame came on the 90210 soundtack, which gave Jenkins enough to buy groceries. The group eventually split, and Jenkins was on his way. Soon Arion salazar crossed his path, and on his heels was guitarist Kevin Cadogen. Once Brad Hargraves signed on, Third Eye Blind was born. Jenkins bought out his former partner, and claimed rights to the beginning of a catchy tune that would soon stick in all of our heads....   [tags: Papers]

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A Rock n' Roll Ulysses

- A Rock n' Roll Ulysses In a letter to Carlo Linati, James Joyce wrote, "Each adventure [in Ulysses]. . . should not only condition but even create its own technique" (Dettmar, from Joyce, 143). Written nearly three decades before "long players" (phonograph record albums) were to invade the marketplace, Ulysses stylistically resembles a pop album (or the other way around). Ulysses was composed of eighteen "adventures" that created their own technique. The same principle applies to pop albums, which contain separate and distinct tracks that musically reflect the lyrical content (or parody that content)....   [tags: Free Essays Online]

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Ozzy Osbourne

- The Prince of Darkness and Black Sabbath On December 3rd, 1948, John Michael Osbourne was born in Birmingham, England. This child would suffer many hardships throughout his life, but somehow would force himself to overcome them. This man that came to be known as Ozzy fronted the most famous classic metal bad of all time, Black Sabbath. After trying work, Ozzy moved to petty theft, and then ended up in jail. Ozzy decided to try music as a career. He began to look for bands to join and soon found one named Music Machine....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The History and Career of Avenged Sevenfold

- ... Hail to the King charted as #1 on the US Billboard 200, the UK albums chart, as well as the Finnish, Brazilian, Canadian, and Irish charts. To date, Avenged Sevenfold has released six studio albums, one live album/compilation/DVD, and eighteen singles and sold more than 8 million albums worldwide. History Formation and early recordings The band was formed in 1999 in Huntington Beach, California with original members M. Shadows, Zacky Vengeance, The Rev and Matt Wendt. M Shadows came up with the name as a reference to the story of Cain and Abel from The Bible, which can be found in Genesis 4:24, although they are not a religious band....   [tags: albums, rock, members]

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Travis Tritt

- Travis Tritt Travis Tritt was born on February 9, 1963 to Georgia and James Tritt. Travis fell in love with music as a young boy. By the age of eight he had already taught himself how to play the guitar and by the age of 14 he was beginning to write his own songs. When Travis was younger his parents did not want him to follow his instincts; his mother wanted him to sing in the church, but he wanted to sing and write country music. Travis worked various jobs after he was 18, but he still wanted to play music....   [tags: Country Music, Biography]

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The Life of Billy Joel

- The Life of Billy Joel Billy Joel was born on May 9, 1949 in Bronx, New York. He moved at the age of four to a small town on Long Island. This is where at the ripe age of four he discovered the art of music. Originally a classical music fan, Billy Joel honed his skills with classical piano training. This undoubtedly has had a major influence on his life and certainly his music. Growing up Joel was a big fan of such greats as Ray Charles, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Otis Reading. He was greatly persuaded into a career of music when he saw the Beatles perform on the Ed Sullivan Show....   [tags: Musicians Singers Biographies Essays]

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1000 Hurts

- 1000 Hurts In September of 2000, Shellac released their third and most anticipated album, 1000 Hurts. Many fans were shaken when they released their second album, Terraform, because of its vast departure from their earlier work. People who doubted Shellac have regained their ability to write disturbing music in spades and their new album is truly a work of art. Shellac are a three piece band from Chicago. Two of the three members in the band, Steve Albini and Bob Weston, made names for themselves not only in bands but also as producers....   [tags: Papers]

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R.E.M. - Automatic for the People

- R.E.M. - Automatic for the People Professor's note:  This is the best freshman essay I have received this entire year. It is, without a doubt, a question that has been raised in the mind of every man since the days of Defoe and his heroic castaway, Robinson Crusoe. What would it be like to be marooned on a desert island. And so myself and each member of my English class has been asked to imagine ourselves as modern day Crusoes, stranded in a world of our own, engulfed in an ocean of solitude, with no other person for hundreds, perhaps thousands of miles....   [tags: Music]

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Alexander Solzhenitsyn's One Day In the Life of Ivan Denisovich

- One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich For my senior project I am making a biography photo album of the faculty, administration, and staff members at the Austin Area High School. I decided to my project on this simply because I thought it would something interesting to do and have fun with. It is an easy way to learn a few interesting things about the people at my school. A lot of people this year are building things to benefit the community or our school, so I decided to something a little different....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Creation of a Relational Database Using Microsoft Access

- The Creation of a Relational Database Using Microsoft Access I will be using Microsoft access to create a relational data base. This will let me to make tables that contain data on a specific topic. I will make a relational database my creating multiple tables and linking them together through if they both a particular fields By doing this it will allow my end user to find certain data from different tables., for example they could type in the CD name which would be in one table and it would then tell them the songs on that album which would be stored on another table....   [tags: Papers]

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Why JT Rocks!

- I'll say straight up that I'm not nor ever was an N'sync fan. The 80's are over and so is the mandate for me to listen to and love pop..I like a bit more substance to my music. But even still, some albums or songs are so catchy, with great beats that even as pop or r&b records they make you run out to the store and purchase them. I thought this was the case w/ Timberlake, as the first single from his Justified had me boppin' my head and tapping my toes. No doubt about it, Justin has soul and can sing, so I figured with this new album he would let the whole world know who he is....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Dishwalla

- Dishwalla Listen closely to Dishwalla, and you discover there is blood on these tracks. Twelve years and five albums after the band from Santa Barbara, California made their debut, Dishwalla endures. Together the group – lead singer JR Richards, guitarist Rodney Browning, bassist Scot Alexander, keyboardist Jim Wood and drummer Pete Maloney - have survived record company musical chairs, countless musical trends, and even the curious challenge of having their very own smash hit right out of the box....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Carlos Santana

- Carlos Santana Carlos Augusto Alves Santana aka Carlos Santana was born July 20 1947 in Autlan de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico with a father of musical arts. When at the age of five he took up the violin which then developed his interested in music. Years later after his family moved to Tijuana it was then he began to play with the guitar, the instrument that would lead to his greatness. He was fascinated and surpassed his guitar heroes; they were John Lee Hooker, T. Bone Walker, and B.B. King. In 1961 Santana moved from Mexico to San Francisco, United States....   [tags: Biography]

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What Compact Disc Would I Take to a Desert Island?

- What Compact Disc Would I Take to a Desert Island. Tough question. What else to take. Easy Enough. I would bring as many bags of Utz Salt n’ Vinegar potato chips as possible, one copy of Earnest Hemmingway’s The Old Man and the Sea, and I figure just about any woman would suit me. Denied these things, the choice of a Desert Island Disc is made much more complicated. With nothing else to occupy my mind I need that one great disc. Much like Nick Tosches’ choice of Sticky Fingers I find this decision extremely difficult: "But Sticky Fingers is a choice as mysterious and as difficult to explain to myself as anyone else."(Tosches 4) The choices are numerous and I’m pulled and so many different di...   [tags: Music]

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Images of Roots, Rock, Reggae…

- Images of Roots, Rock, Reggae… "This small space became my canvas and window to introduce reggae visually to the world." -Neville Garrick, a reggae album cover artist. In my opinion (and what I’ve learned from this class), is that art is a great means of self-expression. To me, art is a visual stimulator, an educator, and the source of a deeper meaning that the artist only truly knows. Artists such as Picasso, Monet, and Van Goh have provided us with masterpieces to interpret and enjoy, although, as I’ve also learned, you don’t have to be a renowned artist in order to make a statement....   [tags: essays papers]

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A Musical Journey

- A Musical Journey: Today's and Yesterday's Music When observing the CD covers and photos of Tupac Shakur, Marvin Gaye and the group called the Sugarhill Gang, you will perceive that they all have something in common. Shakur's facial expression always comes across as being a serious person that appears to have a lot on his mind. When one stares profoundly into his eyes, some may see the deep thought process that seems to be going on. He often appears to have a significant look and, that he has a lot to pronounce....   [tags: Music Artist Compare Contrast]

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Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll

- Shakira Shakira was born on February 7, 1977. She was born in the town of Barranquilla. Shakira is the only child. She has Spanish and Italian descent. She first started performing in school. She has eight half siblings from her father’s previous marriage. Shakira wrote her first poem when she was four years old. She named it La Rosa De Cristal which means The Crystal Rose. When she was four, her father took her to this Middle Eastern restaurant where she first heard the doumbek, which is a drum used in Arabic music and for belly dancing....   [tags: latin, performer, music]

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Media in the Seventies

- Media in the Seventies Media has forever changed the way people live today and it changed lives in the seventies. In the seventies the media was important because they were able to show what happened in Vietnam and the people that wanted to forget the war could listen to music to get away. In the seventies there also was a lot of new shows that became popular along with big bands. One of the first major bands to appear in the seventies was named Chicago. There first album was in sixty-nine, but they never really got noticed until there second album called Chicago....   [tags: American America History]

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The Influence of Beck

- The Influence of Beck One of the most eccentric and talented performed of my time is definitely Beck. I have followed Beck since my young teen years and have found that his music has followed me in every aspect of my life. This soundtrack of my being has become so influential that I look forward to every album as a step in the next direction of my days. Bek David Campbell was born July 8, 1970, in Los Angeles, and came from an exceptionally sturdy music background. His father David Campbell, was a conductor and string arranger giving Beck his strong musical background....   [tags: Bek David Campbell Musicians Essays]

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Celine Dion

- Celine Dion, the youngest of 14 children, was born on March 30th, 1968 in Charlemagne, Quebec, Canada. Charlemagne is on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River, on the east end of the Montreal Island. She has Hazel eyes and is 5 feet 7.5 inches tall. Her qualities are self-determination, professionalism and discipline. She is so disciplined that she has actually spent three weeks without making any sound to give her vocal cords a rest. She does have her failings though. She is sometimes impatient, especially in the mornings....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Hip Hop And Rap

- The most widely accepted definition of rap music is spoken words with a rhythm of bass, drums, and keyboard sounds. The words are spoken over the music and the accents and emphasis on words is important. Hip Hop is defined as the accompanying background music but is often used as a synonym to rap music. In this paper I will show how rap got its start and evolved into the culture we know today as hip hop. Influences on rap music started as early as the 1940’s when Rhythm & Blues and Jazz included many of the elements that make up rap music....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Mariah Carey

- Mariah Carey, the biggest-selling female recording artist of the 1990's was born and raised in New York by her mother, a former opera singer with the New York City Opera and a vocal coach, Mariah Carey began singing at age four. By the time she was in junior high school, she had begun to write songs. After her high school graduation, she got her fist big break, singing backup for Brenda K. Starr, a break that led to her signing with Columbia Records. And now Mariah is not only a singer, but also a writer and producer....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Nirvana - Nevermind

- History of Rock and Roll There possibly isn't an album in history that is as genre defining as Nirvana's Nevermind. Released in 1991, it single handedly was responsible for the birth of what became to be known as grunge and has gone on to sell over 10 million copies in the United States alone (Stuessy, Joe). It reached number 1 in 1991 and was the first album to bring Seattle grunge to the mainstream audience (Stuessy, Joe). Nevermind is a mix of slow, dark songs and fast paced grunge rock songs....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Music Censorship

- Music Censorship "If he's to be taken literally, then so is Britney Spear's invitation to 'hit me baby one more time," says one article in Advocate Magazine. They are speaking in reference to the rapper Eminem one they heavily talked-about topic of music censorship. What is music censorship. There is a great deal of confusion (one everybody's part) as to what freedom of expression is in the US, and how it applies to music. Everybody knows that there are radio stations, religious and community groups, retailers, and record labels that "censor" musical artists in some way today....   [tags: Papers]

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Review of Maroon by the Barenaked Ladies

- Review of Maroon by the Barenaked Ladies Maroon by the Barenaked Ladies Reprise Records, a Time Warner Company. Produced by Dan Was. Songs: Too Little Too Late, Never Do Anything, Pinch Me, Go Home, Falling For The First Time, Conventioneers, Sell Sell Sell, The Humor Of The Situation, Baby Seat, Off The Hook, Helicopters, Tonight Is The Night I Fell Asleep At The Wheel. Personnel: Jim Creeggan: electric bass, vocals, double bass, and viola. Kevin Hearn: piano, symth, vocals, and guitar. Steven Page: Vocals....   [tags: Papers]

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The Mp3 Controversy

- MP3 technology, short for MPEG-1 Layer 3, first appeared on the Internet in the late 1990’s, and as time passed users could retrieve the musical works of artists or groups by accessing a website or file-sharing utility. This not only gave exposure to these musicians, but it also gave smaller, less known artists chances at exposure. Mp3.com began some years later, a website initiated for the soul purpose of allowing local musicians with recorded albums or demos to publish their works to the mainstream Internet, and gained much popularity as MP3 became more eminent....   [tags: Music Copyright]

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The Band Creed

- Human Clay Human Clay is the second album from Florida based rock band Creed. The album includes the least amount of the band's mainstream hits compared to that of their debut and final albums but portrays possibly the most intresting album cover of the late ninties. The band's biggest hit from the album, "Higher," can symbolize as part of the solution to become free and break the mold of clay. The thoughts of freedom from some aspects of life as well as how people are like clay and as they grow they become a figure that is more human and alive than that of a simply molded waste....   [tags: Music Bands]

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1991: An Amazing Year!

- History is replete with examples of the rise and fall of once great empires. December 1991 saw the end of a two super power world with the fall of the Soviet Union. In December, “as the world watched in amazement, the Soviet Union disintegrated into fifteen separate countries” (Cold War Museum). The United States was overjoyed as its enemy was, “brought to its knees, thereby ending the Cold War which had hovered over these two superpowers since the end of World War II” (Cold War Museum)....   [tags: The Year 1991]

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Radiohead's OK Computer

- Radiohead's OK Computer In the mid-1990s, rock and roll experienced another of its many transitions. During the early ‘90s, the “grunge” scene, emanating from Seattle and its surrounding area, enthralled the youth of the time with the music of such acts as Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, and Nirvana. This surge in high-distortion, high angst rock snapped the genre out of the doldrums of glam-metal, which, for a long time, dominated the “rock music” racks of record stores across America. By 1997, grunge was dead, its end spurred by the death of Kurt Cobaine, the impending breakup of Soundgarden, and the increasing vapidity of Pearl Jam....   [tags: Music Musical Essays]

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Celine Dion

- Celine Dion Celine Dion is a proud Canadian, that is why she has sung our national anthom at countless events, that is why she financially supports numerous Canadian organizations, that is also why she continues to make french and english albums. She is a healthy role model for young and old people all over the world, and it is an honour to say she is Canadian. Celine Dion was born in Charlemagne, Quebec, on March 30, 1968 and was the youngest of 14 children in a large musical family. Celine Dion was named after a song her mother was singing while pregnant....   [tags: Canada Canadian]

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Janet Jackson

- Janet Jackson You know she's a Jackson. And you know she's a singer. Of course, you know the girl can dance. You know she's a leading lady in Hollywood. And maybe you still think of her as a cute little girl with a famous last name and big , bright eyes. Do you think she's what she was yesterday. Better think again. As many of her other fans and followers already know, the only label that fits her is… Janet. Time flies when your having fun and that's the way she wants its....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Are You Experienced?

- The Jimi Hendrix Experience released its first album in early 1967. Popular music had been leaning towards psychedelics for a couple years already and Are You Experienced. came out at about the same time as the Beatles' Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Are You Experienced. far exceeded the Beatles' triumph in complexity, capturing the essence of the late 1960's culture. Naturally the newer band did not share the immediate success of the Beatles. But its staying power has been testified to by several generations....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Janet Jackson

- Janet Jackson was born in Gary Indiana on May 16, 1966. She is a member of the Jackson Family musical dynasty. 	Her most famous family members include Jermaine, Stephen, Jackie, Tito, Marlon,and Michael whom were all part of the musical group the Jackson 5. The most famous of the brothers is Michael whom helped Janet begin her musical career. Like many of the women in show business today, Janet has been faced with many obstacles in her life. Despite all of the problems, Janet has overcome most of them and has become one of the biggest successes in the entertainment world today....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Led Zeppelin's Houses of the Holy

- Led Zeppelin's Houses of the Holy Led Zeppelin is arguably one of the best rock n’ roll bands of all time. They were collectively some of the best musicians ever to play rock n’ roll music, and were also great lyricists. Robert Plant (the lead vocalist) was quoted as saying that for some of the songs that he wrote, he felt that someone pushed the pen for him. Whether some mysterious force was moving his hand or not, one things for sure, Led Zeppelin wrote some timeless masterpieces of music. They were formed from the ashes of British blues-rockers the Yardbirds....   [tags: Led Zeppelin Rock N' Roll Bands Essays]

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Pink Floyd

- “The band is just fantastic, that is really what I think. Oh by the way, which one's Pink?” In the mid 60’s Syd Barrett formed a psychedelic band, with fellow Englishmen Roger Waters, Rick Wright, and Nick Mason. Barrett on lead guitar, Waters on bass, Wright on keyboards, and Mason on drums. The name came from two of Barrett’s favorite American blues-men, Pink Anderson and Floyd Council. They began experimenting with intense instrumentals of feedback, electronic screeches, and unusual, eerie sounds created by loud amplification, reverb, and such tricks as sliding ball bearings up and down guitar strings....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Biography of Michael Jackson

- Biography of Michael Jackson On the 28th August 1958, a sweet African American boy was born. Unknown to anyone at the time, he would become one of the most renowned, extraordinary and puzzling faces in showbiz. Michael Joseph Jackson was born in Gary Indiana, where he grew up with his mum, dad and eight brothers and sisters. When he was just five years old, he and his brothers formed the amazing Jackson 5, after being signed by Motown Records following countless performances in local talent shows and clubs....   [tags: Papers]

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The Aerosmith Story

- The Aerosmith Story Aerosmith was one of the most popular hard rock bands of the '70s, setting the style and sound of hard rock and heavy metal for the next two decades with their raunchy, bluesy swagger. The Boston-based quintet found the middle ground between the menace of the Rolling Stones and the campy, sleazy flamboyance of the New York Dolls, developing a lean, dirty riff-oriented boogie that was loose and swinging and as hard as a diamond. In the meantime, they developed a prototype for power-ballads with "Dream On," a piano ballad that was orchestrated with strings and distorted guitars....   [tags: Papers]

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Short Changed

- Short Changed They say that the finer things in life are those, which are peaceful. Peaceful, shmeaceful. When it comes to music, nothing can get under your skin and infect your blood stream like the rawness of a good old-fashioned punk rock album from Short Changed. Even though they threw the whole thing together in a day, it sold out within two months. For their first ever five-track album, I could tell they needed a producer because of the quality of the album. But other than that, it was musically and lyrically exceptional....   [tags: Papers]

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The Life of Stevie Ray Vaughn

- The Life of Stevie Ray Vaughn Stevie Ray Vaughan a legend, a master of his art, but most of all salutary to the blues revival in his day in age. At a time where blues was fading out, in the late eighties, like a candle dying out he was the one match that kept it lit, and almost brought blues to salvation. Great blues riffs and sick licks going strong, and he would keep them going all night long. Mostly self taught he was a true musician whose time ran short. Stevie Ray Vaughan was born in Dallas, Texas on October 3, 1954 to Jim and Martha Vaughan....   [tags: Papers]

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Phish

- Phish Friends since high school, the members of Phish have rocked the world and it’s millions of fans since 1991. Many who are not familiar with Phish’s music may hear the songs and consider them similar to the Greatful Dead, after all, they do have many things in common. After reading this paper, hopefully the reader will figure out for themselves the distinction, and experience a new insight into world of music featuring Phish. Trey Anatasio, the lead singer of Phish, had been writing music since high school....   [tags: Papers]

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Review of A Day to Remember's Album Common Courtesy

- A Day to Remember- Common Courtesy Review After several lawsuits with Victory Records, A Day to Remember has finally released their fifth album, entitled Common Courtesy on October 8. This pop punk/post-hardcore band from Ocala, Florida has gained much popularity over the years because they have been able to blend metalcore elements with catchy pop punk melodies to make the songs supposedly sound more interesting and “hardcore”. Prior to Common Courtesy, the only ADTR album I have listened to was Homesick, and I thought that it was a decent album and somewhat enjoyable, although saturated with mundane breakdowns and cheesy lyrics....   [tags: pop punk, generic, lyrics]

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Becoming a Music Producer

- Becoming a music producer can mean discovering and helping make the careers of artists. However, it takes time, effort, training and contacts. That's because a music producer has plenty of responsibilities during an album's production, both on the creative and the business looks sides. The producer supervises all aspects of the recording process, from helping to select songs to contracting with session players and deciding the sound of the song, selecting the studio and engineers, booking studio time and overseeing the recording budget....   [tags: artists, album, recording sesions]

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Janet Jackson's Career Analysis

- It’s no question that Janet Jackson is one of the most iconic and influential artist of all time. She has sold over 100 million albums; her tours have had some the highest selling debuts of all time, not to mention the chart topping hits she has created over the past 30 years. Janet’s presence alone is iconic. She has left an unforgettable impression on the music industry as a whole. Her music has affected fans and music lovers all around the world. Her influence is simply not a question it is a salutation to a musical icon that has embedded her legacy into musical history....   [tags: janet jackson, music industry, janet album]

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Music Journal: Study of Latin American Music

- This semster, I spent a lot of time appreciating Latin America music, watching videos, and enjoying their beauty in the media center. Some albums such as Antonio Carlos Jobim’s “ACJ Songbook and Carlos Santana’s “Music of the Andes” impressed me deeply. In particular, since I have hectic workload this semester and always feel tired, I become quite relaxed as I listened to Jobim’s “ASJ Songbook”. I really admire its elegence and usually feel refreshed after I leave the media center. In addition, some Tex-Mex tracks gave me a perpective of regional culture of the border along Texas and Mexico....   [tags: music, videos, album, song]

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Alternative Reviews on Music

- It is difficult to obtain a clear account of sound from a music review. As assessments differ from one individual to the next, it is near insurmountable to resolve if your conclusion will be in congruity with the Author of the review. Further elaboration on their predilection to other artists, genres or albums is incumbent in setting a median in which the reader can obtain a generalized perspective of their opinion. For example, in comparing “Review: Daft Punk's new album 'Discovery'” on Opposing Viewpoints in Context and “Daft Punk – Discovery” on RollingStone.com, one gets two very contrasting vantage points of the album “Discovery” by the band Daft Punk....   [tags: tone, content, point of view]

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The Journalist from the Chicagoist

- His look typified that of an indie-rock guitarist. Donned in black jeans and a black button-down shirt, he took the stage with his band mates amidst an approving roar from the crowd. After brushing away the blonde locks of hair over his eyes, he unassumingly went about his business: namely, rocking the small bar-like venue of The Loft with his skilled guitar plucks that gave life to the catchy indie-pop melodies of Gold Motel’s song canon. You would never guess that the talented musician was also a journalist who reviews other artists....   [tags: short story]

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The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur

- The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur Thesis Statement The Notorious B.I.G and Tupac Shakur were two of the greatest rappers of all time. They are the most looked up to, revered, and respected artists in all of rap history. They shall be missed for generations to come. Limitations 1. This term paper will talk about Christopher Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G. life as a rapper and a drug dealer. 2.This term paper will talk about Tupac Shakur's life as a rapper. 3.The paper will also talk about their contributions to the growth of the international popularity in the rap industry....   [tags: Papers]

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Abbey Road

- “Abbey Road” By The Beatles Abbey Road is heralded as one of the greatest rock ‘n roll albums ever. It grinds with hard rock and sways with soft guitar. The variety of the tracks provides something for everyone. It was created in 1969 at the famous Abbey Road studios. George Martin and Geoff Emerick, who had produced many other Beatles’ albums, contributed to this work. This album is one of the more famous albums of the Beatles, who are one of the most popular bands ever. Almost every piece of this album, even the cover, is art works in themselves....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Kanye West and Jay-Z: Two Entertainers

- “If you have the opportunity to play this game of life you need to appreciate every moment. A lot of people don’t appreciate the moment until it's passed”-(kanye west). “I’m hungry for knowledge the whole thing to learn everyday to get brighter and brighter that’s what this world is about you look at someone like Gandhi and he glowed Martin Luther king glowed Muhammad ali glows I think that’s from being bright all the time and trying to be brighter”- (Jay-z). Kanye west had sold many albums through the years which become very successful....   [tags: Rap, Producers]

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Lenny Kravitz

- Lenny Kravitz For my paper I chose rock musician Lenny Kravitz. I will discuss in detail his rise to critical acclaim as well as show the individual influences towards his works. He is definitely one of my favorite musicians who's work I fondly enjoy. The only a child of a white TV news producer Sy Kravitz and the late African American actress Roxie Roker (known for her role as Hellen Willis on the TV sitcom The Jeffersons, Kravitz was born May 26, 1964, in Brooklyn New York. It was only upon reaching elementary school did he come to realize that his mother and father were of different races, but in any case the matter was never much of an issue for him....   [tags: Papers]

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The Band, Queen

- The Band, Queen In early 1970 the band Queen was formed. Freddie Mercury on vocals, Brian May on guitar, Roger Taylor on drums and Mike Gross on bass. They had known each other for years. All living in the town of Kensington in Britain, sometimes even living together. Brian and Roger belonged to a band called Smile, and Freddie was a very talented vocalsit playing for the band Ibex. They decided to join forces, to better themselves, and their chances of obtaining fame and fortune. After a few months with only a few gigs Mike Gross left the band....   [tags: Papers]

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A Brief History of Led Zeppelin

- Led Zeppelin was an English rock band formed in 1968. The band was made up of Robert Plant on vocals, Jimmy Page playing guitar, John Paul Jones playing bass, and John Bonham on drums. Although they are credited for being a hard rock band and influencing other hard rock and heavy metal bands, they also incorporated genres such as blues, folk, country, soul, funk, reggae, and rockabilly into their music. They were extremely successful not only in England, but also the United States. They have sold over 200 million albums worldwide including 111.5 million in the U.S....   [tags: Musicians]

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Rivers Cuomo: Ten Years of Musical Bliss

- Today's music scene is slowly growing, and differentiating in styles. One of the newest styles of music that has broken out is a generally unrecognized genre of music called "Geek Rock." By taking the meaningful lyrics of Emo, the heavy guitar riffs of Grunge, and the do-it-yourself attitude of Indie rock, this genre forms a new-wave approach to music. Many new artists have been categorized under this label, including Ben Kweller, Ozma, and Rooney. Rivers Cuomo, front man and lyricist of Weezer, is predominantly responsible for this underground rock movement....   [tags: Music]

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Madonna: Successfully Incorporating Sexuality Into Music

- Madonna Madonna has been a very influential female "popstar" over the last 20 years: to sell her music she has publicised herself through the media, and through this media she has stuck to the concept that "sex does sell". Madonna was born on the 16th of August 1958 as Louise Veronica Ciccone, in Bay City, Michigan. She began her journey into the most influential industry and medium by moving to New York to become a ballerina. From this young age she was very aware of the human body and the way it is perceived....   [tags: sex does sell, sex and music]

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Ella Fitzgerald - The Gold Collection

- Ella Fitzgerald - The Gold Collection The overall illusion of Ella Fitzgerald’s The Gold Collection album is a reflection of the trials and tribulations of love. The collection consists of many tracks that have passionate lyrical value, that the words instantly relate to those moments in life when you are struggling with devotion for a significant other. The album is arranged in a precise manner, where those melancholy and heartrending songs are preceded by upbeat, catchy tunes, that even with the gloomy lyrics, make you want to return to your childhood, where everything was simple and uncomplicated....   [tags: Music]

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Living Off the Wall - The Life of Michael Jackson

- This month should have been a good one for Michael Jackson. With the release of a new compilation album celebrating his number one singles and his first single in nearly 2 years being released in the US, the pop icon should have been basking in nostalgic glory and being the recipient of praise from both fans and the media for his contributions to pop culture. This should have been a formality had he not been arrested on Thursday the 20th November. On Wednesday the 19th of November a warrant was issued for Jackson's arrest and he faced multiple charges of child molestation....   [tags: Biography]

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The Garden Of Eden Album

- The Garden of Eden album is composed of six stories and poems, all about the Genesis story about Adam and Eve in the garden. Each story and poem have different writers and poets, telling their own rendition of the story of Adam and Eve. Each writer has their own ideas of what may have happened in the garden some may be true and some may be false, but there is great deal of uncertainty within the Genesis story.A common theme among the Garden of Eden album is the lack of information and how the reader has to create their own meaning from the lack of information....   [tags: Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve, Book of Genesis]

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The Album This Song By Halsey

- Vivid Emotion “Colors,” a song written and performed by Halsey, is a metaphorical piece about the struggles of a relationship. Badlands, the album this song is featured on, was released in February of 2016 and has been presented at the MTV music awards. “Colors” is a favorite among the fans and one of the many reasons Halsey has sold out shows on her tour. In this electropop song, she relates her relationship to colors, which symbolize the emotions and feelings felt throughout the course of a real relationship she was in....   [tags: Meaning of life, Emotion, Semantics, Logic]

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La Dispute 's Album Wildlife

- La Dispute’s album Wildlife, released October of 2011, is an album that will immediately give you those, ‘late night feelings’ where you question your existence, the meaning of life, and make you nostalgic and melancholy over things that happened to you years ago. The album should practically come with a warning label. La Dispute is a band that puts real emotion and meaning back into music. They use every part of their music to create a feeling rather than have it all be separate that just come together to sound good....   [tags: Feeling, Emotion, Song, Murder]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' White Album 2 '

- Although White Album 2 has a decent amount of side characters, the majority of its plot points and scenes involve the three main characters: Haruki, Kazusa, and Setsuna. Haruki Kitahara is the main protagonist. He 's very direct as far as what his intentions and thoughts are, never tarrying when it comes to the various articulations that he emits. He is also very decisive when it comes to his views and ideals. He makes sure everyone else knows exactly why he did or said something, if they should dare to question his logic....   [tags: Character, Protagonist, Drama]

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The Success of Bon Jovi's Album "Slippery When Wet"

- ... The song is an endless loop that fades out at the end. This song was written by Richie Sambora, Jon Bon Jovi, and Desmond Child. This song became one of three big hits from this record. Third on the album is “Livin’ On A Prayer”. The song starts with the keyboard guitar and drums, and then there is talking that introduces the story being told. It highlights the struggles that are happening for people. There are some great guitar riffs and distortion. It has a verses/chorus composition. The song is a little bit slower to begin, but soon picks up the tempo, it is a great song to sing along because the lyrics are not distorted by the instruments, like you find with some other bands....   [tags: music, tracks, instuments]

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The Family Album By Robert Hayden And Begotten By Andrew Hudgins

- For my poetry paper I chose to examine poetry from the family album. The family album stood out to me significantly because I thoroughly enjoyed all of the poems because I had a personal connection with it. Family has always been an important part of my life and I think this particular album speaks volume. This album has many levels to it, some deeper than others. I feel that from reading poetry, it expands our ability to think and form ideas that we would have not thought about before. Poetry gives readers the ability to make connections on a deeper level and see things from a different perspective....   [tags: Family, Son, Poetry, 1989 albums]

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The Album Good Kid By Kendrick Lamar Duckworth

- A google search of Compton, California will quickly reveal the high incidence of crime in the town, with one of the first suggestions referencing “Compton California Crime Rates.” Kendrick Lamar Duckworth was born in Compton, California, notorious for its gangs and gang related crimes, yet he was able to overcome his rough upbringing and showed that even grim situations can be used as a source of positivity. The album Good kid, m.A.A.d City contains skits in between songs which tell a piece of Kendrick’s life.In the song Sing About Me Kendrick reveals the murder of his friend, and how he used that tragedy to turn his life around....   [tags: Gang, English-language films, American films]

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The Song ' Human ' From Her Head Or Heart Album

- Human What is being human are we supposed to somehow be perfect without flaws or can we be a little imperfect. Are we humans not permitted to show weakness, do we need to act more like machines with no flaws in them. Christina Perri’s song “Human” from her Head or Heart album, refers to being able to admit your defaults and allows you to accept them without changing yourself. The song “Human” by Christina Perri uses repetition, connotation, symbolism and metaphor to reveal show that we’re human that have faults, furthermore we cannot be expected to always be 100 percent perfect without faults and we should not change for anyone....   [tags: Need, Want, Human, WANT]

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Analysis Of J Cole 's Third Studio Album, Born Sinner

- J Cole’s second studio album, Born Sinner, runs for fifty-nine minutes and twenty-eight seconds; however, its effect on an audience is indelible. The album implements a clever duality between reflection at sin and rejoice at morality. Furthermore, the album is bifurcated so that the sin occupies the beginning of the album and the morality occupies the end of it. The sum of these parts results in more than a collection of songs, but a cry of spiritual expression. Cole skillfully employs seriality in order to plant specific themes of sin, God, life, and morality into the listener’s mind....   [tags: Emotion, Feeling, God, Rhetorical question]

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Analysis Of `` Money `` By Pink Floyd From Their 1973 Album The Dark Side Of The Moon

- The song I chose to do my project on is “Money” by Pink Floyd from their 1973 album The Dark Side of the Moon. I chose this song because I grew up listening to Pink Floyd on the old record player with my father and this song was one of his many favorites. He used to tell me about this song and how it was relevant in the 70’s and to this day the old cash register noise always brings back memories. The song itself was Pink Floyd’s first hit in the US. The song represents the American dream of getting more money and the thought of money solving all the problems....   [tags: Economics, Supply and demand, Goods]

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Norah Jones and George Gershwin

- Imagine this: it’s the night of your cousin’s big wedding. After walking down the aisle and saying their “I do’s,” it’s time for the reception. After everyone get’s their glass of champagne or other various mixed drink, the DJ comes on stage. “Ladies and gentlemen,” he announces, “it’s time to announce the wedding party.” He goes through the whole list of people, stopping just after the bride and groom are announced. “And now the new bride and groom would like to do a special dance!” It’s time for the first dance; something they have been waiting for their whole lives....   [tags: song, album, lyrics, songwriter]

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Alternative Rock: Shedown The Band

- The band I picked to write about is Shinedown, and I think that their style is Alternative Rock that is rooted from hard rock and a little bit of a grunge sound with it also in vocals on a few of their songs. Most of their songs cover the hard rock beats and instruments in them. They don’t use a lot of electronic sounds or experimental sounds, but they do use guitar, bass, and drums. Brent Smith, the lead vocalist, has a strong voice, and his lyrics are somewhat poetic sometimes. They don’t have “concept albums,” for they usually have albums full of singles....   [tags: music, electronic sound, album]

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Biography of Amy Winehouse

- When the first and last name’s Amy Winehouse are uttered, a common thought crosses all listeners. It’s something along the lines of remembering her for overdosing on narcotics or possibly alcohol. The thought following varies somewhere between seeing her as a waste of talent, sorrow over her death or judgment of her character due to her addictions. It’s a sad truth, however, that her drug and alcohol abuse defined her then and now. To many of her fans, family, partners, and producers, she was seen as much larger than that....   [tags: music making, album, jazz]

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Paramore Bio: A Great Band with Musical Talents

- ... Their debut album “All We Know is Falling” was released later that same year. The LP peaked at number 13 on Billboard Top Pop Catalog and their first single "Pressure" climbed to number 62 on Billboard Hot Digital Songs. Over the next period, they started performing at venues outside the greater Nashville area, including singing at several concert festivals as "Purple Door", New Jersey’s “Bamboozle Festival” and "Warped Tour”. They also played shows with bands as Simple Plan and Straylight Run....   [tags: career, music, songs, fame, album]

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Kissland by The Weekend

- Kiss land by The Weeknd Abel Tesfaye known as The Weeknd released a new album called Kiss land. The album contains ten tracks that last over an hour and a half. Tesfaye is known for the dark and moody tracks produced in his last three mix tapes (Echoes of Silence, Thursday, and House of Balloons), and later repackaged from Republic Records as The Trilogy. His rhythmic voice is just stunning. Though most of his songs on this album are repetitive, the different beats mix it up. Tesfaye’s new album is honestly worth buying....   [tags: album, voice, songs, beats, buying, story]

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Kendrick Lamar. Lamar

- Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar released his third album To Pimp a Butterfly early in 2015, choosing only to play a handful of tracks from the record in his live shows over the year, including appearances on television and major festivals, an exhibition of this fantastic album is unheard of. Join him now, on a smaller scale in this one time only show of his platinum album To Pimp a Butterfly, to be performed in it’s entirety in an intimate and exclusive jazz-den setting. Featuring such artists as George Clinton, Thundercat, Bilal and Snoop Dogg....   [tags: African American, Black people, Hip hop, Album]

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A Brief Biography of Storm Thorgerson

- It is quite difficult for someone of the western world to have never seen any of Storm’s work. Like most, my introduction to his work was through the well-oiled, finely tuned mammoth of machine called Pink Floyd; an amazing band (I might add) who grew up with Storm. Nearly all the artwork published under the guise of Floyd is thanks to Storm and his colleagues at Hipgnosis and Storm Studios. You could say Storm caught a few breaks in his career. He was lucky enough to know one of the most famous rock acts of the 20th century, as of which opened doors to success and fame that few designers ever achieve....   [tags: album cover artist, music video director]

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