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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John Mayer – Continuum

Check out our album selection for March 2024. Continuum is Mayer’s third studio album, was released on September 12, 2006, and took about a year-and-a-half to record, which happened in New York, LA, and Memphis. It’s noted as making a departure from his pop side, transitioning into a more blues / soul vibe, and notably was produced by legendary drummer Steve Jordan, who is now the Rolling Stones’ drummer. Listen to this and get access to more episodes and content at https://thesoniccollective.com

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The Cure – The Head on the Door

“The Head on the Door” is not just an album; it’s a testament to The Cure’s versatility and their knack for pushing musical boundaries. As we embark on this exploration of “The Head on the Door,” be prepared to be immersed in a world of sonic innovation, where every note is a brushstroke on the canvas of alternative rock history.

So, join me as we unravel the layers of “The Head on the Door” by The Cure, an album that not only defined an era but continues to resonate with generations of music lovers. Stay tuned for a deep dive into the tracks that make this album a timeless masterpiece.

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Choosing 10 albums to listen to for the rest of our lives | Our desert island thought experiment

We reveal our choices

If you could only choose 10 albums to listen to for the rest of your life, what would those be and why? Tune in to hear Alain tee up the preposterous scenario behind this month’s episode. This isn’t your average The Sonic Collective episode. Come and play along!

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Our Desert Island albums: Teeing up a thought experiment. Wanna play along?

Desert Island Selections - Choose 10 albums!

If you could only choose 10 albums to listen to for the rest of your life, what would those be and why? Tune in to hear Alain tee up the preposterous scenario behind this month’s episode. This isn’t your average The Sonic Collective episode. Come and play along!

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Oasis – Be Here Now

We’re going to rock out this December to Oasis’s third-best album: “Be Here Now”. You may remember it from the singles “D’you know what I mean?”, “Stand by Me”, “All around the world” or “Don’t Go Away.” You may also remember it as the last album that featured the original members. Listen along and see if this album stands the test of time, and what Sonic Collective members think of it. For more media, photos, videos and more reviews, please follow us on your favourite podcast platform and check out thesoniccollective.com

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Jay-Z – The Black Album

The Sonic Collective Podcast is back for their September 2023 pick. Darren Scott dives into why he chose this album for a full review. After completing our past four episodes based on 1-hit wonders, this is a great way to show an artist that was huge after one album but mainstream success never followed. Do you remember this album from 1988, or are you just hearing Luke Combs version and thinking that is a beautiful song. Listen along to the original and see if this entire album stands the test of time and what Sonic Collective members think of this.For more media, photos, videos and more reviews, please follow us on your favourite podcast platform and check out thesoniccollective.com

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