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Rock and Roll Feature: Recap of the Features so Far

You may not realize it if you haven't been following the Soul of Rock 'n' Roll for that long, but it's almost been two years since I started writing these rock and roll features.

Carnival of Rock and Roll - September 2008

Man, am I glad that August is over. I don't know about the rest of you, but it sure was a hectic month on my end. September is looking to be busy as well, if not busier, but hopefully there won't be nearly as many surprises along the way. Enough about that though, lets get this month started off right with a high quality Carnival of Rock 'n' Roll and hopefully the positive vibes will carry through the rest of September.

Cream Live on the Glen Campbell Show 1968

Sometimes it's amazing how the arrangement of a song can completely change the feel... or even something as small as the guitar timbre. Maybe this is why guitarists spend so much time searching for their perfect guitar tone; to create that perfect mood for the song. Changes to that tone though, or to the arrangement of a song, does not always have to produce undesirable results. In many cases, if the song is strong and the musicians talented, the song can morph into something new that stands on it's own, just as well as the original.

Rock and Roll Feature: The Screaming Trees, Straight Out of the Sweet Oblivion

This is the twentieth in a series of Rock & Roll features I'm writing for this site. I'm a rock and roller, so this column is a way for me to feature a different album that I like, from different genres every month.

Carnival of Rock and Roll - August 2008

It's time for another Carnival of Rock 'n' Roll. Plenty of cool contributions this month, so lets toss aside all the pleasantries and get right down to it.

First, a couple of articles that are sure to stir up some controversy for some (especially the second one), but amusing and interesting social comment for others... from old-wizard.com: Top 5 Worst Music Magazines

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Top 10 Reasons Oasis is Better than The Beatles

VH1 Rock Honors Pays Tribute to the Who

It's about that time of year again... the time when I find something actually worth watching on VH1 (it doesn't happen all that often to be honest). This particular event is actually one of the cooler things to watch if you ask me because of all the unique performances and behind the scenes glimpses of famous bands. It's VH1's Rock Honors and this year's honoree is especially close to my heart, because they're one of my favorite bands of all time: The Who.

Carnival of Rock and Roll - July 2008

Alright, back to regularly scheduled programming here at the Soul of Rock 'n' Roll. Bout time too if you ask me as I really missed the carnival last month. It's a good dose of what's going on in the world of rock on the internet usually with a great range of topics and articles. One good thing that did come from missing the June carnival it seems though, is that this month got a lot more entries than I normally see... which is pretty sweet.

And so without further ado... the Carnival of Rock 'n' Roll July 1st 2008:

Why the Smashing Pumpkins Still Rock: Gish Box Set and Tour on the Way?

I can understand if some people are not a fan of the Smashing Pumpkins. Maybe it's the sound, or the style, or whatever... I can understand. I however feel that they're one of the best bands in the world... probably in my top 5 of favorite bands (if I actually kept such lists around for easy reference). On top of my obvious appreciation for their music, I have a ton of respect for Billy Corgan because he seems to really be in it for the love of the music, and for the fans, and that respect continues with the new upcoming releases scheduled for the band.

Why is Hendrix the Guitar Master: Part 1 - Innovative Technique

I don't really remember the first time I heard the name Jimi Hendrix. He was always one of the artists I just seemed to know about from day one... as was his legendary prowess on the electric guitar. I don't really remember the first time I heard a Hendrix song either, but I do remember the first Hendrix album I bought, and the subsequent days I spent listening to it, soaking in as much as I possibly could. Suddenly all the stories of this infamous guitarist were true... I knew he was the guitar master and I never really even thought to question why.

Why is Hendrix the Guitar Master: Part 2 - Subtle Beauty

When it comes to guitarists, sometimes the best aspects of a great player's music goes completely unrecognized by the masses. Sure, playing a flaming guitar with your teeth has a bit of a bigger impact than crafting a beautiful rhythm part, but both are equally important when discussing what makes certain guitarists great.

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