We bring to you, the first of 4 posts on the debut albums of some of the hardest rocking bands in the history of music, and why you should head bang/or play the air guitar to them, at least once. The Doors – The Doors recorded in August 1966 and released in January 1967 gives us many reasons to rock and rock hard, with the perfect line up, ending at the ever hauntingly peaceful ‘The End’
Nirvana – Bleach released on June 15, 1989 recorded between December 1988 and January 1989, was full of potential if nothing more, one can almost see the fledglings destined for greatness, but they just know it yet. When you listen to the album, you’ll find the reason(s) why it defined a decade of the ’90s.
Foo Fighters – There’s a reason why both bands, are on the list, and one after the other. The reason being Kurt Cobain’s death, and what Dave Grohl did after that; which is, making and releasing an album all by himself. His 1995 debut album Foo Fighters, which was meant for listening among friends only, soon circulated through the industry circuit and became a huge hit. He then had to form a band, to support the album. Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Red Hot Chili Peppers released on August 10, 1984 was the beginning of a journey so complex, it was not something that anyone anticipated. With mixed reviews from the critics at the time, The Red Hot Chili Peppers definitely got people to ‘Get Up and Jump’, while they were secretly wondering (we daresay) ‘Why Don’t You Love Me’.
Pearl Jam – Ten released on August 27, 1991, was not a big hit, right away. Even with ‘Alive’, ‘Even Flow’ and ‘Jeremy’ (three of the best singles from that album) it was slow to pick up. But when it did, it sure struck gold and has people singing “I’m still alive” (in a good way! :P)
Stay tuned for part 2. Until next time, Keep it Musical!