Tag Archives: Heavy Metal

Rock Chronology #214: Paranoid

“Paranoid”, Black Sabbath, 1971. Finally, Black Sabbath has arrived. They are a band like no other (unless you count all of the many bands that they have inspired over the years). But in 1971, when the flower power of the … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #195: Child In Time

“Child In Time”, Deep Purple, 1970. In a year about Folk Rock, Deep Purple was making some impressive advances for Hard Rock/Heavy Metal. Their sound in 1970 was considerably different from their 1968 hit, “Hush”. This is because they changed … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #172: I’m Eighteen

“I’m Eighteen”, Alice Cooper, 1970. And so it begins. Based on what I’ve played so far in 1970 you might think that music in general was becoming softer and more about Folk Rock. What was really happening wass that music … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #128: Heartbreaker

“Heartbreaker”, Led Zeppelin, 1969. After 30 songs into 1969, you might think I’m about to run out. Nope. I’m just starting on Led Zeppelin’s second album. And what kind of impact did Led Zeppelin II have? Legendary. Led Zeppelin II … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #99: Dazed and Confused

“Dazed and Confused”, Led Zeppelin, 1969. The year 1969 heralded in the amazing new sounds of Led Zeppelin. Led Zeppelin actually released two albums in 1969. Both of them were named “Led Zeppelin”. This is just one of many ways … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #98: In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

“In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida”, Iron Butterfly, 1968. This entry is both the end of 1968 and the beginning of 1969. Both this song and the album it came from, also titled In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, were released in 1968. But the album comes in at the … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #92: Helter Skelter

“Helter Skelter”, The Beatles, 1968. Can you believe that this song was made in 1968? I remember the first time I heard this, I couldn’t believe it was a Beatles song. I couldn’t even believe it was a 60’s song. … Continue reading

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