Review of The Mothers of Invention: Freak Out

If you don’t know who Frank Zappa is, it is definitely worth learning as he has contributed much to music, namely the alternative or psychedelic music scene. The Mothers of Invention was Frank Zappa’s first band and this album is considered  very influential. Sonic Collective member Darren Scott thought he would introduce Zappa and his band to the group and we had no idea what we were in for.

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Radiohead: Kid A

I’ve never listened to an entire Radiohead album.
I really like Creep.
I’ve heard a couple other songs, but they didn’t resonate.
I feel Radiohead is a band I won’t like, will be a bit too weird, but I’m not sure why?
I semi-reluctantly selecting Radiohead’s Kid A as my pick for August 2019, fearing I won’t like it, which will make for a long August. But the time for a Radiohead experience has come.

They most recently came to attention while reading a list of Best Albums to Listen to High and Kid A was right at the top. Searching ‘Best Radiohead Albums’, many other sites also listed Kid A as their best.

This, the band’s fourth studio album, was released on October 3, 2000, and incorporates electronic elements, drum machines, and was influenced by Brian Eno (someone I really like) among others. Interestingly, the band released no singles or videos for Kid A, instead relying solely upon the Internet to promote its release, something highly unusual at the time. It won a Grammy for Best Alternative Album and in 2012, Rolling Stone ranked it number 67 on its list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Strap in for Kid A and lets see where it takes us!

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