Five Bands Besides The Eagles Who Made Radical Changes In Musical Direction

I accept that I was a little agnostic about affairs Hotel California, the iconic anthology that forty years afterwards is still advised the best by the Eagles. My dad years afore had been the aboriginal in our ancestors to ascertain the band, if he aboriginal heard “Peaceful Easy Feeling” on the bounded AM bedrock station.

The bedrock and cycle activist that I was had capital no allotment of the Eagles, who to my adolescent ear amounted to annihilation added than a country band. They even had a banjo player, for arrant out loud.

Just a few years afterwards actuality I was affairs Hotel California afterwards audition the bedrock and cycle aspect that had been added forth with guitarist Joe Walsh. If Dad heard the appellation cut, he lamented on what a bad about-face the music of the Eagles had taken.

Four decades afterwards I can acknowledge both aspects of the band, its country offerings as able-bodied as its rock. Those aboriginal Bernie Leadon canicule produced some abundant tunes afore co-founders Glen Frey and Don Henley took their bandage in the added electric direction.

That transformation was not about as abolitionist as the changes undertaken by added continued active groups, usually afterwards departures and additions of bandage members. Actuality are 5 bedrock apparel whose music afflicted acutely over their continued tenures.

The Bee Gees

In the backward sixties the Australian brothers created aged hits such as “How Can You Mend a torn Heart?” and “I Started a Joke” about ten years afore they became antecedents in the Disco Era with songs like “Stayin’ Alive” and a host of others from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack.

Fleetwood Mac

When bassist John McVie and bagman Mick Fleetwood founded their bandage in the mid sixties, they were abiding in dejection music. Guitarist-singer leaders like Bob Welch and Peter Green gave the accumulation a added consciousness-expanding complete on songs like ” Oh Well” and “Hypnotized” afore the backward seventies additions of Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks put them at the actual top of the pop archive with the Rumours album.

Jefferson Airplane (Starship)

Grace Slick and assemblage played California consciousness-expanding bedrock with sixties singles like “White Rabbit” and “Somebody To Love” afore they years afterwards afresh charted with milder hits such as “Runaway” and “Miracles.” By the time the Jefferson had been alone from the name, the accumulation was about bugged on tunes like “We Built This City” and “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now.”

REO Speedwagon

Their self-title admission from the aboriginal seventies was an all out bedrock album, complete with jam sessions in the average of continued songs. Singer Terry Lutrell larboard and was replaced by Kevin Cronin afore the additional deejay was completed, and from again on the quintet would be more pop oriented.

Deep Purple

Richie Blackmore and his adolescent associates aboriginal became accepted for charting with awning versions of pop singers Neil Diamond (“Kentucky Woman”) and Joe South (“Hush”), but a few years afterwards they helped ascertain the harder bedrock bearing of the aboriginal seventies forth with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. Their anthology Machine Head, which contains the acclaimed Classic “Smoke on the Water,” is still advised one of the greatest harder bedrock albums in history.

To Konstanz, Germany – Both Under & Over the Alps

Our “ultimate European alley trip”, started in Stuttgart, Germany afterwards we best up our aboriginal Porsche Macan S from the factory, now active arctic from Basin Lugano (Italy/Switzerland) aback to Germany, at Basin Konstanz.

The basin has abounding attractions, but the two a lot of important to us was that the city-limits of Konstanz is an accomplished jumping off point for the final leg of our journey, and the city-limits of Friedrichshafen is the birthplace of the Airship aeroplane as able-bodied as the abject affected for Airship sightseeing tours.

The chance continues with planes, trains, automobiles and now a Zeppelin!

Getting There Proved to Be, Shall We Say, Interesting!

Getting out of the city-limits of Lugano was arduous due to the narrow, arced anchorage and the somewhat cryptic signage authoritative us added abased on our GPS to cross the maze… eventually it active both our GPS and ourselves… and we anguish up on a account alley to the A2 Arctic and an hour adjournment added to the drive.

The GPS aswell warned us of a 45 minute adjournment about advanced and brash that we bare to avenue the artery and yield a altered course. Afterwards the endure acquaintance we autonomous to avoid it and backward on the A2.

Several afar added the cartage came to a asleep stop and we watched humans in fact about-face off their motors, get out of their cars and accidentally airing about like this was an accustomed occurrence. We had no abstraction what the botheration could be.

The Accustomed Cartage Adjournment Known as the Gotthard Alley Tunnel

About 45 account after we belted our way up to a TRAFFIC LIGHT appropriate in the average of the artery which was two lanes in anniversary direction, now amalgamation down to one arctic and one south… creating a archetypal bottleneck.

Unbeknownst to us we were about to access the additional longest adit in Europe which measures over 10 miles.

The Gotthard Alley Adit was absolutely an engineering accomplishment for Switzerland if it was completed in 1980 decidedly abbreviation the biking time over the Alps.

Unfortunately in October 2001 a blow of two trucks acquired a blaze central the adit and the smoke and consistent gases dead eleven and afflicted 128 people.

After this alarming tragedy assorted assurance standards were alien as able-bodied as a amount of “flow” measures such as attached the amount of trucks to no added than three per minute with about 500 anxiety amid anniversary vehicle.

So if you accept a archetypal bottleneck, accumulated with breeze controls and abundant cartage patterns, abnormally in the day-tripper season, you accept a compound for a blend and two to four additional hour delays become the norm.

The Alternate Route Getting the St. Gotthard Pass

The GPS appropriate the Canyon Alley which is about 16 afar continued and peaks just beneath 7,000 anxiety aloft sea level. This advantage is adequate abandoned seasonally and would be fun for adventuresome drivers that like ambit turns and lots of abundant aerial scenery.

But, and there consistently is a but… if annihilation causes a adjournment (breakdowns or traffic) on this alley you are ashore with bound options. Playing it safe on the adit against the canyon comes down to the weather, breadth of the cartage adjournment and authoritative abiding you had a pit-stop afore you got abutting to the area.

Through the Alps and Onward to Basin Konstanz, Germany

An absorbing affair about Basin Konstanz is that this is the abandoned breadth in Europe area no academic / acknowledged bound agreements accept been accustomed amid Switzerland, Germany and Austria.

The Swiss accept the bound runs through the average of the lake, while Austria believes the borders are forth anniversary of their corresponding shorelines and of advance Germany has its own alternative of what makes up a border.

It all seems to work… so leave it alone.

Arriving in Konstanz, Germany

We called the Steigenberger Inselhotel because of its area on the lake, getting abutting to the “old boondocks area” and the adjacency to the bear docks and, of course, their clandestine gated parking facilities.

The planned four hour drive angry into a arduous six additional hour ability acquaintance but as we acclimatized in to the Steigenberger with a admirable basin appearance room, a algid canteen of wine and a acceptable meal… all is able-bodied that ends well.

In Summary

We had appointed and paid for the Airship bout months beforehand in adjustment to assets two seats for the additional day of our visit. The plan was to yield the bear over in the morning to Friedrichshafen, bout the branch and building and go aloft in a absolute airship about apex and acknowledgment to Konstanz in the afternoon.

Uh-oh… just got an email from Airship NT… charge to reschedule the flight due to top apprehension projected for tomorrow… we did not accept the added day in our agenda and had to cancel… able-bodied that was deflating!

Please chase us as we abide our “Ultimate European Alley Trip Series”, exploring Konstanz, the drive to aback to Stuttgart and bottomward off our car – which we called Max – for his baiter ride home to the States.

After all, what is the hurry… be inspired.

© 2016 Aggressive Biking Itineraries with Bob and Janice Kollar

Rare Collaborations Between British and American Music Artists Like the Velvet Underground

Just about fifty years ago, Andy Warhol alone the canvas, the screen, and the added aesthetic pursuits that had captivated him all of his life. Instead, he angry against vinyl, area he oversaw the bandage alleged Velvet Underground. The accumulation anon began recording its aboriginal anthology in 1966, even admitting it would not be clearly appear until March of the afterward year.

Several facts about the admission anthology alleged The Velvet Underground and Nico accept accustomed it iconic cachet in the bedrock world. For one, Warhol himself advised the assistant centered anthology cover, an art plan archetypal of the artisan acclaimed for portraits of Campbell’s Soup cans.

More important, the anthology spawned several songs that accept endured fir bisected of a century. “Heroin” and “Waiting for the Man” are two of the a lot of acclaimed of the tracks.

Perhaps the a lot of unappreciated appropriate of the anthology is the actuality that it was completed by a bandage comprised of both American and British members. A lot of groups at that time featured all American associates or all British members, a akin trend that is still the barometer in the music business.

The Velvet Underground was founded by Brooklyn built-in guitarist Lou Reed and Welsh multi-instrumentalist John Cale. Another New Yorker, Sterling Morrison abutting the group, which became a quartet with the accession of Angus McLise from Connecticut. For the aboriginal album, the bandage added German-born diva Nico, who contributed three songs to the debut.

Since then, apparel bond British and American artists accept been rare. Nevertheless, the few that accept formed did so with abundant success, and actuality are ten of those collaborations amid British and American artists.

Traveling Wilburys

This supergroup was a quintet of Bedrock and Roll Hall of Famers, including a affiliate from The Beatles. George Harrison and Jeff Lynne were the two Brits a part of the Wilburys, while Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Roy Orbison gave the bandage its Americanism.

Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson

The Beatles bassist had already topped the archive with an American artist, if he and Stevie Wonder partnered up to almanac “Ebony and Ivory.” One anthology later, Sir Paul teamed with Chicagoan Michael Jackson to almanac the accident individual “Say Say Say.”

Elvis Costello and Darryl Hall

Before Costello begin success with Kansas City artisan Burt Bacharach, he accomplished the Top Ten on a affiliation with Darryl Hall. The song, blue-blooded “The Only Flame in Town,” came from the Hall-produced anthology Goodbye Cruel World.

Johnny Marr and Modest Mouse

Marr acquired acclaim as guitarist of the British bandage the Smiths, a bandage he founded with adolescent Brit Morrissey. After their demise, however, Marr helped actuate the Portland based indie rockers who rose to bulge with the advance anthology Good News for People Who Love Bad News.

Eric Clapton and J.J. Cale

Slowhand partnered with the Oklahoma City dejection rocker to almanac the 2006 album, The Road to Escondido.

John Lennon and Harry Nilsson

The two became belled bubbler buddies, but they did administer to aftermath one of Nilsson’s finest albums. The songs on Pussycats rank appropriate up there with bigger hits such as “”Without You” and “Everybody’s Talking.”

The Monkees

The quartet was accumulated for a TV show, but their music is still admired fifty years since. Diva Davy Jones was the abandoned Brit, recording forth ancillary Michael Nesmith, Mickey Dolenz and Peter Tork.

Fleetwood Mac

Originally a British dejection bandage formed by Mick Fleetwood and John McVie, they adopted a added pop-rock complete already Americans Lindsay Buckingam and Stevie Nicks abutting for Rumours and its self-titled predecessor.

The Pretenders

Chrissy Hynde is from Akron, Ohio, and she abutting with Brits Pete Farndon, James Honeyman-Scott and Martin Chambers to anatomy one of the a lot of constant another bands of the Eighties New Wave.

Robert Plant and Allison Krause

Led Zeppelin’s diva would accept seemed out of abode during the band’s seventies heyday were to yield the date with the avant-garde Queen of Bluegrass. Thirty years later, though, they formed a awful acknowledged partnership.