Posts in the Bands Category

The Living Stories Behind 5 Bob Marley Albums

The Living Stories Behind 5 Bob Marley Albums

 

Bob Marley accomplished a great deal in 36 years. He released a string of successful albums and lived to enjoy a small portion of his eventual fame. But he never forgot his roots, and he was outspoken about his political and religious beliefs until the day he died. His work lived on, of course, in its influences on music and culture. With this in mind, let’s look at five of our favorite Bob Marley and the Wailers albums, the stories behind them, and how they still affect us today.

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Strange Facts Behind 8 Grateful Dead Albums

Strange Facts Behind 8 Grateful Dead Albums

 

The Grateful Dead were a strange sort of band. They found great success as eclectic musicians who weren’t exactly radio-friendly: they moved from country to jazz to reggae to psychedelic space rock, all with a heavy dose of improvisation. And, of course, there were copious amounts of instrumental jamming. (You thought we were going to say drugs, didn’t you?) The Dead worked with major record labels but preferred to handle everything themselves, foreshadowing elements of punk and other do-it-yourself movements. Similarly, they weren’t afraid of marketing or merchandising, but they ran it all, just as they retained their album publishing rights and held their physical recording masters. Whereas these factors may have doomed other bands to obscurity, they literally earned the Grateful Dead a following. And we mean “following” literally: their legion of fans known as “Deadheads” were rabidly loyal, often travelling alongside the band for months or even years. In that spirit, join us on a strange trip through the facts and stories behind 8 Grateful Dead...

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The Stories Behind 6 Pink Floyd Album Covers

The Stories Behind 6 Pink Floyd Album Covers

 

Pink Floyd were one of rock’s most successful bands, both in terms of commercial impact and their influence on rock music and technology. The band expanded the reach of progressive and psychedelic rock even as they dabbled in country and blues, even electronica. They were known for their elaborate live shows that pushed the technological boundaries of lighting and speaker systems as well as display screens. But Pink Floyd were also known for their artistic vision, and their album covers are some of the most recognizable in rock music history. Here are the stories behind six of those albums.

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The Stories Behind 4 Nirvana Covers

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Nirvana were rock stars. Let’s get that out of the way, okay? It’s a label that everyone in the band would have resisted, but it’s true. Nirvana has sold more than 75 million albums, a third of them in the United States. They simultaneously broke the back of hair metal and ushered alternative rock into the mainstream. Along the way, they made some fantastic records with now iconic cover art. These are the stories behind the artwork on four such albums.

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Top Men's Tank Tops

Top Mens Tank Tops

 

Sun's out, guns out! Spring break and summer are just around the corner, so it's time to stock up on some sleeveless sun-worthy duds. Show your true colors with our colorful selection of tank tops and get inspired by your favorite bands, TV shows, superheroes, and the hottest theme for 2015: Star Wars!

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The Best Womens Tank Tops

Womens Tank Tops

 

Tank tops are so hot right now... Really! Not only are they great for hot weather, but they can be easily layered with jackets, scarves, other awesome tank tops... the sky is the limit! The best thing about the huge selection of tank tops on Shirts.com is that ours make a statement for every personality. Shirts.com has tank tops that cater to the sports fanatic (go home team!), get edgy with band logos and shredded backs, and they can scream "I'm a Princess!" just like hipster Ariel.

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