Tag: Origin

  • Sliding Doors: The Origin of Roxy Music

    Sliding Doors: The Origin of Roxy Music

    Brian Eno was waiting for the tube at Maida Vale. A train stopped, leaving Brian equidistant between two carriages. He didn’t know it, but his destiny awaited. Enter one carriage, and he would become a pop star, an innovator of ambient recording, and eventually collaborate on some of David Bowie’s most remarkable albums, using a […]

  • The Recording of David Bowie’s “Heroes”

    The Recording of David Bowie’s “Heroes”

    On the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, David Bowie’s “Heroes”, written and recorded at Hansa Studios just a few hundred yards from the Wall, remains a landmark recording and perhaps Bowie’s best-loved song. It is also perhaps the best example of how music can be affected by the location it is […]

  • Band Origins Told In Song: Aerosmith’s No Surprize

    Band Origins Told In Song: Aerosmith’s No Surprize

    One of Aerosmith‘s most under-rated songs is No Surprize, from the 1979 Night In The Ruts album. It brilliantly tells the story of how the band got together and became successful. For that reason – and given this blog is called Every Record Tells A Story, it seems appropriate to examine this much overlooked song […]