Tag: electric light orchestra
Jun. 27, 2014
You should be celebrating: ELO’s ‘Discovery’
If you’ve ever watched a movie set in the 1970s, chances are you probably heard at least one song by Electric Light Orchestra, a British rock group whose music, aside from being extremely entertaining, has become a permanent fixture of ’70s pop culture for their unique sound — a defining feature of the time like afros, bell bottoms and the word “groovy.” Their sound is the ingenious fusion of modern rock and pop songs with classical arrangements of violins, cellos, strings basses, horns and woodwinds (hence the “Orchestra” part).
Feb. 15, 2013
You should be celebrating
There may be no feat as improbable in the music industry as making a supergroup equal the sum of its parts. A band that forms with members who are superstars in their own rights is unwillingly raised to high expectations and bound to disappoint somehow. That being said, there are a few bands such as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; the Traveling Wilburys (Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne from Electric Light Orchestra); and Blind Faith (Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker of Cream, Stevie Winwood and Ric Grech from Family) who make good music together. But usually, supergroups are curiosities such the Dirty Mac — consisting of John Lennon from The Beatles, Keith Richards from The Rolling Stones, Mitch Mitchell from The Jimi Hendrix Experience, and Clapton — who performed only once at the Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus in 1968. Imagine those legends trying to make an album together; their individual achievements are so distinctive that collaboration might have been impossible.