“Heroes” – David Bowie

As part of the promotion for my new EP, Demos from Safety, I’m posting reviews of some of the works which inspired each song on the album. I’ll admit that the inspiration of “Heroes” on my song “The Difference” was a bit roundabout. I had spent some time studying Bowie’s key changes and consciously attempting toContinue reading ““Heroes” – David Bowie”

The Black Parade – My Chemical Romance

As part of the promotion for my new EP, Demos from Safety, I’m posting reviews of some of the works which inspired each song on the album. I didn’t know that you could end a song by just smashing everything together into a multifaceted waltz-time cacophony until I heard MCR’s “The End.” That’s the wayContinue reading “The Black Parade – My Chemical Romance”

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars – David Bowie

God, I don’t want to write any more about this album after taking that entire class on Bowie, but it definitely belongs on this list. Bowie’s follow-up to his excellent albums The Man Who Sold The World and Hunky Dory may not have kept their complexity, but it had a real direction. Ziggy Stardust, aContinue reading “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars – David Bowie”

From the Fires – Greta Van Fleet

What a lovely album! You’ve gotta love the way those slow, purposeful riffs get under your skin in “Edge of Darkness”, and the switch to Mixolydian is a nice touch. Though the music certainly isn’t as complex as their predecessors Led Zeppelin, Greta Van Fleet has a unique knack for developing riffs beautifully and creatingContinue reading “From the Fires – Greta Van Fleet”