This Album Influenced That Album – The Rolling Stones Influenced The Black Crowes

In the upcoming episodes, we explore how one album influenced another, starting with Darren Scott’s picks of the Foo Fighters’ debut and Bad Brains’ Rock for Light. Now it’s my turn with The Black Crowes’ The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, their 1992 follow-up to Shake Your Money Maker. This album broke records with four rock number-one hits and topped the Billboard 200. Produced by George Drakoulias and The Black Crowes, its rock, blues, and southern black soul sound has always reminded me of the early Rolling Stones, especially their 1972 album Exile on Main St.. Known for its murky, party-like atmosphere, Exile on Main St. was a double album featuring blues, rock, swing, country, and gospel influences. This month, I’ll dive deeper to see if Exile on Main St. truly influenced The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion.

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This Album Influenced That Album – Bad Brains Influenced Foo Fighters

The Foo Fighters’ self-titled debut album, released in 1995, bears noticeable influences from Bad Brains’ “Rock for Light,” a seminal hardcore punk album released in 1983. Dave Grohl, the driving force behind the Foo Fighters and former drummer of Nirvana, has often cited Bad Brains as one of his major musical inspirations. The raw energy, aggressive sound, and punk ethos of Bad Brains significantly shaped Grohl’s approach to the Foo Fighters’ early music.

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Fiona Apple – Tidal

Fiona Apple - Tidal

Scott’s selection for May 2024 is Fiona Apple’s 1996 debut album Tidal. Easily recognized by her unique vocal sound. Fiona’s vibe bridges rock and grunge perfectly, giving us a darker contrast to contemporaries like Alanis Morrissette. Listen along and find out share your thoughts with us at the end of the month.

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The Prodigy – The Fat of the Land

Album Selection: The Fat of the Land, by The Prodigy

Alain’s selection for April 2024 has us exploring the monumental impact of The Prodigy’s ‘The Fat of the Land’ on the late ’90s music landscape, and its lasting influence on electronic and rock genres. Join us for a deep dive into this iconic album’s legacy.

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