"Working Class Hero" is a song from John Lennon's first post-Beatles solo album, 1970's John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band. The song is a commentary/criticism on the difference between social classes. It tells the story of someone growing up in the working class. According to Lennon in an interview with Jann S. Wenner of Rolling Stone in December 1970, it is about working class individuals being processed into the middle classes, into the machine.
Marianne Faithfull covered the song on her 1979 album Broken English.
Green Day contributed a cover of the song to the Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur in 2007.
Ozzy Osbourne recorded a version for his 2005 collection Under Cover.
Violator is the seventh studio album by English electronic music band Depeche Mode, released on 19 March 1990 by Mute Records.
Preceded by the hit singles "Personal Jesus" and "Enjoy the Silence" (a top ten hit in both the UK and US), Violator propelled the band into international stardom. ( Wikipedia )
Personal Jesus is the fourteenth (twelfth solo) studio album by Nina Hagen, released on July 16, 2010 in Germany and on July 27, 2010 in the U.S.
Johnny Cash recorded "Personal Jesus" for his 2002 album American IV. Producer Rick Rubin asked Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante to re-work an acoustic version of Martin Gore's song, which featured a simple acoustic riff that stripped down the song to a blues style.
Marilyn Manson's 2004 cover version of "Personal Jesus" appears on the band's best-of compilation, Lest We Forget: The Best Of, and was that album's lead single.
Hello ! this is a good, hopefully ever-lasting thread for a music lover, traveller and explorer like me. (but very amatarish!
I love Ganesis. ALL wth Peter Gabriel, and MUCH with Phil Collins.
The land of confusion was a popular 1987 song famous for the spitting image video Maggie Tacher and Ronald Ragen in the same bed, and fantastic figures of the band members, with the head of Phil Collins as one highlight
Talk Talk were an English musical group, active from 1981 to 1991. The group was part of the British new wave movement. They had a string of early hit singles including "Today", "Talk Talk", "It's My Life", "Such a Shame", and "Dum Dum Girl". Always uncomfortable with the requirements and pressure of the pop industry, Talk Talk moved away from synthpop toward more experimental music in the mid-1980s
The Sisters of Mercy are an English rock band that formed in 1977. After achieving early underground fame in UK, the band had their commercial breakthrough in mid-1980s and sustained it until the early 1990s, when they stopped releasing new recorded output in protest against their record company
In late 1983, following the highly successful "Temple of Love" single, the band signed a contract with major record label Wea
Temple Of Love - Unwoman ( Lemniscate - 2013 )
Temple Of Love - Johnny hollow ( A collection of creatures - 2014 )
"Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime" is a hit single written by James Warren and first performed by the pop band The Korgis, of which Warren was lead singer.
The song was released in 1980 from the group's second album, Dumb Waiters. The single reached #5 on the UK Singles Chart and #18 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song topped the singles charts at #1 in France, #1 in Spain, #3 in Netherlands, #3 in Germany, and #18 in Australia. This represented the peak of The Korgis' music chart success.
"Theme from Shaft," written and recorded byIsaac Hayes in 1971, is the soul and funk-styled theme song to the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film, Shaft. The theme was released as a single (shortened and edited from the longer album version) two months after the movie's soundtrack by Stax Records' Enterprise label. "Theme from Shaft" went to number two on the Billboard Soul Singles chart and to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States in November 1971.
UK band The Wedding Present recorded it as part of their 1992 release Hit Parade 2
"I Heard It Through the Grapevine" is a song written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong for Motown Records in 1966, and made famous by Marvin Gaye in a single released in October 1968 on Motown's Tamla label.
I Heard It Through the Grapevine - 2FORSOUL ( To the bone - 2010 )
I Heard It Through the Grapevine- Creedence Clearwater Revival( Cosmo's Factory - 1970 )
"The Man Who Sold the World" is a song written and performed by David Bowie. It is the title track of his third album, released in the U.S. in November 1970 and in the UK in April 1971. The song has been covered by a number of other artists, notably by Nirvana in 1993.
"Thunder Road" was written and performed by Bruce Springsteen, and is the opening track on his 1975 breakthrough album Born to Run. It is ranked as one of Springsteen's greatest songs, and often appears on lists of the top rock songs of all time. Rolling Stone magazine placed it as #86 on its "500 Greatest Songs of All Time." ( Wikipedia )
Thunder Road - Cowboy Junkies ( One soul Now - 2004 )