(by Velina of “My Rock Mixtapes”) It’s no secret that I’m just as big of a blues fan as am I a glam rock one. In fact, my journey on the rock&roll appreciation lane started with the blues, naturally, and in particular with the musical love of my life – Mr. Eric Clapton. I can… Read More Why is B.B. King and Eric Clapton’s “Riding with the King” One of My Favorite Blues Albums?
Quite recently, I asked my Twitter followers what I assume is a very hard question to answer – “Which is your favorite release by a solo rock artist?” I thought it was a great question to ask because so far I think I have mainly emphasized on rock bands and their respectable careers and albums,… Read More My TOP 20 Rock&Roll Solo Releases
I love rock ballads…please don’t tell me you were actually surprised to read that….!? I’ve told the story before but it all started with Def Leppard’s “Love Bites” and it developed into one huge obsession with power ballads and we got to the point where I can actually list rock ballad compilation albums without even… Read More 10 Rock Ballad Compilation Albums for All Ballad Lovers Out There
Every entertainment product follows a well-established formula that aims at grabbing the attention of the audience right from the very beginning. By doing so, the consumers easily get hooked and are more likely to view or listen to the entire piece. Such is the case with movies, TV shows, advertisements and of course, musical products.… Read More [Playlist] 10 Rock Songs With Iconic & Instantly Recognizable Intros (Part 1)
Recently, I asked my buddies on Twitter a very intriguing question: Plenty of my followers and dear rock friends from all over the world responded with various, personally relevant and undoubtedly breathtaking tracks, such as Led Zeppelin‘s “Stairway to Heaven”, Pink Floyd‘s “Comfortably Numb”, AC/DC‘s “Highway to Hell” and more. I was so happy to see… Read More 5 Songs I Wish I Could Listen Again For The First Time
Eric Clapton was part of many outstanding collaborations throughout his long and prolific career. Where do I even begin? It all started with The Yardbirds, then Cream, then John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers. Before he moved on to Derek & The Dominos – a project we all know quite well due to that “little” album… Read More The Story of BLIND FAITH’s “Can’t Find My Way Home” (1969)
1989 – What an awesome year for rock music! Where do I even begin? After being a rock music enthusiast for so long, I can with an absolute clear conscious declare 1989 as one of the best years of rock music! It was the end of a strong, rock&roll decade, grunge music was already becoming… Read More MY TOP 15 Rock Albums, Released in 1989