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Category "Music"

What is the song "Wide Open Space" by Mansun all about?

What is the song "Wide Open Space" by Mansun all about?

'Wide Open Space' is a song by Chester-based alternative rock band, Mansun. Taken from their 1997 debut album, Attack of the Grey Lantern, it is the group's most widely-known song, despite only reaching Number 15 in the UK Singles Chart on its initial release. The article below analyses the content of this song.
The story of "I think I'm in Love" by Beck

The story of "I think I'm in Love" by Beck

'Think I'm In Love' is a song by innovative American alternative rocker Beck. It was released in 2006 as the third single from the album 'The Information', reaching a peak of number 22 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. Nigel Godrich produced it, with both he and Beck reportedly looking for a hip hop rather than a stripped down feel. This article will provide information on the song.
The top five recordings of the Royal Marines band

The top five recordings of the Royal Marines band

You cannot beat the rousing precision, and panache of a Royal Marines Band in full swing. It's music of the highest order, where lively air and dramatic drums make for inspiring military marching music. Military band music, with its perfect time and step, complements a brisk walk perfectly. This article will look at the top five recordings of the Royal Marines band.
All about: Randy Rogers band

All about: Randy Rogers band

The Randy Rogers Band are an American country music group from the state of Texas. Fronted by Randy Rogers, a native of Cleburne, Texas, their most recent album was 'Burning the Day', while 'Tonight's Not the Night (For Goodbye) remains their most successful single out of the six which have charted on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
Introduction to the ICP dating game song

Introduction to the ICP dating game song

The Insane Clown Posse(ICP) dating game song is a comical song released in 2007 by the American hip hop duo Insane Clown Posse. The song is not to be confused with an actual dating clown game. Read this article to learn more about the ICP dating game song.
How to start a home group

How to start a home group

Playing in your own band is a dream for many aspiring musicians. However, how do you go about putting together your own home group? In this article, have a look at how to start your own music group and what to consider.
Review: Petey Pablo, Raise Up

Review: Petey Pablo, Raise Up

"This ones for North Carolina!". For fans of Petey Pablo, and Southern Hip-Hop alike, this became one of Petey Pablo's calling cards. "Raise Up" is one of those anthems, that not only captures a time and a place, but unlike many hits, to this day, "Raise Up" can get a party started like few songs can.
Review: I'm Gonna Make You Love Me

Review: I'm Gonna Make You Love Me

I'm Gonna Make You Love Me is the most popular song that the Temptations and Diana Ross and the Supremes released together for Motown. If you want to know more about this song and the two bands which released this, read all about it here.
How to play the mandolin

How to play the mandolin

The mandolin is a stringed instrument of the lute family, distantly related to the guitar and the banjo. With four 'courses' of two strings, typical mandolins can have a round or tear-drop shaped soundboard and may have a round sound hole or f-holes. Typically associated with traditional or folk music, the instrument has also featured in many rock songs.
Where to listen to Love Spreads by the Stone Roses

Where to listen to Love Spreads by the Stone Roses

The Stone Roses are one of the must influential British alternative bands of the late 80s and mid 90s. Love Spreads is one of the band's most popular songs and helped to propel the band to the forefront of UK's alternative music. Due to the songs' notoriety, it has been made widely available by online music media sites which provide the opportunity to listen to Love Spreads.
How to get started in African drumming

How to get started in African drumming

A characteristic element of African music is the frenetic technique exhibited in the drumming music of many tribes scattered over Africa. Drum playing is both art and communication. With the popularity of African rhythms spreading to other parts of the world, percussion is attracting the interest of young people everywhere. This article will help you to find out how to play African drums.
A fan's guide to Coldplay CDs

A fan's guide to Coldplay CDs

Love them or loathe them, British pop rockers Coldplay have earned worldwide recognition as the rightful inheritors of U2's dubious crown. These serious lads have established themselves on a global basis as high priests of melancholy, with a host of infectious tunes to their name. Let's look at this four pieces four albums and establish the secret to their success.
Beginner acoustic guitar tips

Beginner acoustic guitar tips

The acoustic guitar is an elegant and expressive instrument. There are many resources available online to help you become a professional musician without expensive lessons. Follow these basic acoustic guitar tips to get you started.
Where to listen to music for free online

Where to listen to music for free online

If you haven't already started to take advantage of listening to music online, then perhaps now is the time to do so. This article looks at the various ways in which you are able to listen to your favourite songs as and when you wish and absolutely free.
The story of Ozzy Osbourne's Breaking All The Rules

The story of Ozzy Osbourne's Breaking All The Rules

Taken from the 1988 album 'No Rest For the Wicked', 'Breaking All the Rules' was the third single release, following 'Miracle Man' and 'Crazy Babies'. Both the song and other songs on the album seem to hint at the underlying insecurities Osbourne felt as a famous rock star and hero to his fans, with the dark shadows of addiction lurking.