Blog Post 7: “Would?” by Alice in Chains

As grunge favorites Alice in Chains recorded their second album Dirt, vocalist Layne Staley instituted the vocal production technique that would set Alice in Chains apart as a band and become a famous and often-imitated sound from countless artists that followed. He implemented this technique, known as stacked vocals, by “heavily layering his vocals in … Continue reading Blog Post 7: “Would?” by Alice in Chains

Blog Post 6: “Word Up!” by Cameo

“Word Up!” by Cameo is a well-loved track by music lovers, dance-party goers, and DJs. The song has been covered by several artists, including KORN, whose version was highly successful among the new generation of listeners. Cameo is a primarily funk and R&B group, which group leader and producer Larry Blackmon calls “Funk-n-Roll” (2016). One … Continue reading Blog Post 6: “Word Up!” by Cameo

Blog Post 3: London Calling – The Clash

“London Calling” by The Clash is a well-known punk track that has been enjoyed through the decades and has not lost its place in the punk movement that signified-- and still signifies-- the messages of independence, originality, and rebellion in teen culture. While many variables set “London Calling” apart in its time from other popular … Continue reading Blog Post 3: London Calling – The Clash