Ok, last month we looked at NIN – Pretty Hate Machine, an eclectic mix of rock, metal and electronica that oozed malevolence and pain.
Well, at the same time Mr Reznor was smashing guitars and keyboards together to show the world what a cesspit it was, a bunch of Indie kids in the UK were trying a similar formula, with massively different results.
Ok. Polly Phluid here, bringing you another one of those ‘Album That Shaped Today’ jobs.
My first two were easy, as they were a bit obvious, but today I’m going to talk something a little harder to pin point – First and Last and Always by The Sisters of Mercy.
So, for my first foray into the wonderful world of The Independent Voice, I’ve chosen globe-straddling, corporate-rock giants Guns n Roses.
He’s the man, the dude, the Thin White Duke and, as far as I’m concerned, modern Rock music simply wouldn’t exist without him. Yeah, I know he had a bit of a wobble there in the mid-80s when it all got a bit Phil Collins but, he’s said sorry for that, so let’s move on.