4 Years Ago (2017)
I had no posts come out during this period 4 years ago. My usual routine at this time was a post at the start of the month and a post towards the end.
From new album releases, Swiss hard rock band Gotthard, released a very underrated album called “Silver”. Tracks like “Electrified” are as good as any well known hard rock songs.
8 Years ago (2013)
I also had no posts come out during this period. Celebrating the festivities or holidays or something like that. And the site was still young.
But I’ll go outside the designated years to highlight some other cool events.
29 Years Ago (1992)
Hard rock or glam rock or hair metal or whatever else the labels called it, had finally died.
“Nevermind” from Nirvana reached #1 in the U.S and the rest of the world followed soon after.
35 Years Ago (1986)
The Satanic Panic in the U.S was reaching fever pitch. Ozzy Osbourne was served with court papers by the parents of John McCollum, a teenager who shot himself while listening to Ozzy’s song “Suicide Solution.”
The parents claimed that their son was driven to suicide by Ozzy’s song and the subliminal messages contained within the song when its played backwards.
The court later throws the case out.
36 Years Ago (1985)
Queen, Iron Maiden and Whitesnake play the first “Rock In Rio” festival. Other hard rock acts included are Ozzy Osbourne and AC/DC.
41 Years Ago – 1980
Rush released “Permanent Waves”.
“The Spirit of Radio” and “Freewill” become commercial successes. The new Rush would get even bigger and better with the next album “Moving Pictures”, which was my introduction to the band.
72 Years Ago (1949)
The 45-RPM, 7-inch record format is introduced by RCA.
This was a time when record labels used to innovate. This new format replaced the 78-RPM record for “singles” – one song on each side.
The format takes off in the early years of the rock era almost 15 years later.