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On this day in music history: October 19, 1979 - “Damn The Torpedoes”, the third album by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers is released. Produced by Jimmy Iovine and Tom Petty, it is recorded at Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, CA and Cherokee Studios in Hollywood, CA from Late 1978 - Mid 1979. Widely regarded as one of the best rock albums of the era, it does not have an easy birth. During the making of the record, Petty’s former label Shelter Records (distributed by ABC Records) is sold to MCA. Petty is unhappy with the change and tries to extricate himself from his contract, resulting in him filing for bankruptcy. Eventually, Petty is able to negotiate a deal with MCA (with the band’s recordings being released on the labels Backstreet imprint), and work on the album continues. Initially hired as a recording engineer, Jimmy Iovine (future co-founder and chairman of Interscope Records/IGA Group) works his way into being the album’s co-producer. Though their previous release “You’re Gonna Get It!” goes Gold, Petty does not feel that band’s future is assured. Aware that it may be their last chance at grabbing the brass ring, or be dropped by their label, Petty and The Heartbreakers put great pressure on themselves to make the best album they are capable of. The finished result is a musical and artistic triumph, establishing Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers as one of the top rock bands of the era. It spins off three singles including “Don’t Do Me Like That” (#10 Pop) and “Refugee” (#15 Pop). In 2010, Universal Music Group releases a deluxe edition of the album in various configurations including a newly remastered two CD set, double LP vinyl edition, and a Blu-ray audio edition. “Damn The Torpedoes” spends seven weeks at number two on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified 3x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.

Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit - all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. It’s the sound of failure: so much modern art is the sound of things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its limits and breaking apart. The distorted guitar sound is the sound of something too loud for the medium supposed to carry it. The blues singer with the cracked voice is the sound of an emotional cry too powerful for the throat that releases it. The excitement of grainy film, of bleached-out black and white, is the excitement of witnessing events too momentous for the medium assigned to record them.
—  Brian Eno

I’m kind of sad that CDs and Vinyls have lost their popularity. Personally I enjoy the feeling of opening up a new album and watching it play right in front of me.
I also feel that it gives the album more life, rather than just being something that’s floating around on the internet.

Anyone else?

90s' Alt Bands Asks

Oasis: Do you wear sunglasses often? Are you a beer, wine, or liquor person? Do you prefer the stars or the moon, the land or the sea? Do you have a lot of regrets? Would you ever want to be famous?

Blur: Do you like sunny weather? Do a lot of people know about your sexuality? Are you a city or country person? Favorite brand of athletic wear? Do you like your smile?

Nirvana: Do you belive in God? Are you a flannel or sweaters person? Where’s your happy place? Do you like your family? What stereotype were/are you closest to in high school?

Red Hot Chili Peppers: Are you a go-with-the-flow person? What’s a dream you’ve had that you’ll never forget? Are you spiritual at all? What was the saddest point in your life? What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?

Manic Street Preachers: Do you believe that humans are good? What’s your signature makeup or fashion statement? Are you a books or a movie person, and what are some of your favorites? Do you see yourself as an outcast? Are you nostalgic?

Elastica: What’s your dream car? Favorite card game? Do you consider yourself cool? Vinyl, cassettes, CDs, or digital? What’s a haircut/style you’ve always wanted to get?

Radiohead: Is there possibility of life on other planets? What’s your favorite jacket? Do you like spring, summer, fall, or winter most? Can you recognize any constellations? Are you an extrovert, an introvert, or an ambivert?

Hole: Favorite kind of candy? Do you wear skirts/dresses or jeans more? Do you think you could ever kill someone? Who’s your favorite poet? Did you ever dream of being prom queen, even secretly?

Bikini Kill: Have you even been to a protest or rally? What was your favorite outfit as a kid? Have you ever had/do you have a girl gang? In a book, movie, or video game, what would be your character’s weapon? What’s something you love about your gender, and something you feel like you’ve missed out on because of it?

Pearl Jam: What charity do you donate to (or would like to donate to) most? Do you think art should be a mode of autobiography? What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever survived? Were/are you good at school? Where’s somewhere you’ve always wanted to roadtrip?

Smashing Pumpkins: Do you feel like you unload or bottle up your emotions? Are you the oldest, middle, youngest, or only child, and does your personality match that? Do you consider yourself ambitious? Aesthetically, what era of history most intrigues you? Do you like sunsets or sunrises, night or day?

R.E.M.: What was your biggest heartbreak? Do you like the feeling of leaving for new places, or do you get homesick fast? Are you an optimist or a pessimist, or other? Do you like jazz or classical music? Have you ever been nightswimming?

Marcy Playground: Do you like going for walks at night? What were some of your favorite childhood bands? Favorite planet in our solar system? Would you rather live in a different galaxy, or at the bottom of the ocean? What were the best days of your life?

HAPPY BIRTHDAY EYCTE!

the last shadow puppets - everything you’ve come to expect // 01 april 2016

fun nin facts

- all nine inch nails merch is nine inches. nine inch cds. nine inch vinyls. don’t even try to fit into the t shirts - if u upload a picture of urself wearing actual nine inch acrylic nails u get a discount - trent reznor himself is nine inches tall

“The ________ Biased”

hello friends I am really excited about this post. Please remember this is all in good fun and is no way really accurate it is just based on my dumb observations. THESE DON’T APPLY TO EVERYONE OK!!!!!! I hope you enjoy!

The S.Coups Biased: 

  • Key Traits: Calls the other members their kids, will never shut up about how good his voice is, usually the mom friend of their group
  • What Tag They Use: Something that revolves around “my husband”
  • Their Ship: Hardcore Jicheol or Jeongcheol. They will take their respective ship to the grave.
  • Their Bias Wrecker: 99% of the time their bias wrecker is another person from the hip hop unit. ( the other 1% has a bias wrecker from the vocal unit)

The Jeonghan Biased: 

  • Key Traits: Has very strong opinions about the short vs. long hair debate, understands how underrated his dancing is, VERY COMPETITIVE
  • What Tag they use: “My evil sunshine!”
  • Their Ship: Jeongcheol or honestly any ship. This boy is a major flirt.
  • Their Bias Wrecker: All 12 other members, just like Jeonghan.

The Josh Biased: 

  • Key Traits: Very soft, usually plays the ukulele or guitar, really into memes
  • What Tag They Use: Usually involves “shua” instead of his full name, often accompanied by the word “soft”
  • Their Ship: Jihan or American Line
  • Their Bias Wrecker: Jeonghan or Vernon

The Jun Biased: 

  • Key Traits: Listens to “My I” at least five times a day, watches only the second verse of the aju nice choreography, very flirty in an awkward way
  • What Tag They Use: “Jun Saved Kpop”
  • Their Ship: Junhao or die
  • Their Bias Wrecker: 75% Wonwoo 25% The8

The Hoshi Biased: 

  • Key Traits: Adore fansign pictures, like choreography videos/dance practices 10x better than actual music videos
  • What Tag They Use: Something involving a hamster or “what a squish”
  • Their Ship: SoonHoon
  • Their Bias Wrecker: Either someone super similar like Seungkwan or someone really different like Woozi/Wonwoo

The Wonwoo Biased: 

  • Key Traits: okay tbh usually very intelligent, also Wonwoo was probably their bias wrecker but one day just took over, realllyyy artsy and angsty
  • What Tag They Use: “My Stars!” or something poetic
  • Their Ship: Meanie
  • Their Bias Wrecker: Jun or Mingyu

The Woozi Biased:

  • Key Traits: INTENSE, very loyal, doesn’t sleep much, high key music snob with a big cd/vinyl collection
  • What Tag They Use: Something with the word “small”
  • Their Ship: Soonhoon or Jicheol
  • Their Bias Wrecker: Suga from BTS or Hoshi No one because they are 1000% SET ON HIM

The DK Biased: 

  • Key Traits: Usually has really great teeth, sings in the shower, has good cheekbones, believes we could use DK’s smile for solar energy, loves high notes, Boom Boom is their favorite title track
  • What Tag They Use: “MY SUNSHINE!”
  • Their Ship: BooSeokSoon
  • Their Bias Wrecker: Scoups or Seungkwan

The Mingyu Biased: 

  • Key Traits: Big heart, Mansae is their favorite era, really loves dogs
  • What Tag They Use: “Gentle Giant” or “Puppy”
  • Their Ship: Meanie or Gyuhao its a 50/50
  • Their Bias Wrecker: The8? Jeonghan? Honestly could go anyway it switches like every other day

The The8 Biased: 

  • Key Traits: Really good comebacks in an argument, really likes to read?, probably is/was an athlete
  • What Tag They Use: Minghao bc “The8″ is dumb
  • Their Ship: 90% GyuHao+JunHao 10% WonHao
  • Their Bias Wrecker: Someone else from Performance Team

The Seungkwan Biased:

  • Key Traits: Replays Seungkwan’s high notes, often sarcastic, excited about really small things, easily distracted
  • What Tag They Use: Really long tags about how much they love him, honestly like novels sometimes
  • Their ship: Verkwan 100%
  • Their Bias Wrecker: Usually someone else from vocal team

The Vernon Biased:

  • Key Traits: Probably likes the X-Files, #1 Hip Hop Team Stan, Hates the word “Headlines”, low key bi
  • What Tag They Use: “Bunny” or “DiCaprio” 
  • Their Ship: 90% Verkwan and 10% American Line
  • Their Bias Wrecker: Woozi is a dark horse in their bias list I’m js

The Dino Biased:

  • Key Traits: Probably was a Girl/Boy Scout, very unique,
  • What Tag They Use: “I’m so proud!” and “chan <3″
  • Their Ship: Dino x the love and affection of all of Seventeen
  • Their Bias Wrecker: Probably someone else from Performance too

I hope you enjoyed! All of my requests are open :) Flood my inbox!

To all the Harries who can't afford merch/vinyls/cds...

PLEASE don’t feel bad!! I will admit that I am embarrassed that I can’t afford much, but PLEASE realize that you are not any less of a fan for not being able to purchase things! Some of us can only afford the essentials, and that’s okay! Loving Harry and supporting his endeavors is all you can do. Okay that’s all. Love u guys!! Don’t feel bad 💖