Among the Wildflowers: Remembering Tom Petty and 20 of his Greatest Songs
Like so many others, I was really saddened to hear of the passing of Tom Petty a few days ago. He was a masterful songwriter with too many classics to count and the world is a much better place for having heard them. His influence is surely eternal but it doesn't discount the fact that he will be sorely missed. Here's a 20 song playlist of some of his best.
Published Oct 6 by Daniel Moss
New Releases from Roland's #909 Day
Last Friday, September 9 Roland celebrated the release of over 30 new products with their #909 day. In what was the biggest release of new products from a musical instrument company in recent memory, Roland released a wide variety of products through an online music festival, featuring demos and performances from artists across numerous cities such as Tokyo, Paris, New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, Berlin and more. We take a look at some of our favourites.
Published Sep 14 by WOM Staff
What is Recorded Music's Greatest Year?
The last few months in store has involved some heated debate brought about by listening to Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list. Lists like this are highly subjective and when it comes down to it quite trivial, but listening to it has never the less sparked plenty of conversation about a wide range of different things. It also got us thinking about what was music's greatest year for album releases?
Published Aug 12 by WOM Staff
Highlights from The Namm Show 2016
The annual Winter NAMM show has just wrapped up in Anaheim, California. As usual the industry is abuzz with new models and reissues of old classics throughout the musical instrument and hi-tech world. There's a lot to take in, so we've picked our favourite 20.
Published Jan 25 by Daniel Moss
A True Iconoclast: The Legacy of David Bowie and his 36 Greatest Songs
For some reason we assumed him immortal, a man of so many faces, so many personas. But ultimately he was just David Robert Jones - a mere mortal from South London. Although just a regular guy like the rest of us, the influence of David Bowie on music and culture as we know it today is immense.
Published Jan 15 by Daniel Moss
Five Great Albums from 2015 Made By Dads
In celebration of Fathers Day today we're having a look at five albums from 2015 made by dads. Some have worn the dad rock title before, others not so much but all of these artists are continuing to make relevant music in 2015, with parenthood apparently not slowing any of them down.
Published Sep 5 by Daniel Moss
The Golden Age of Advertising
We live in a world where advertising is impossible to escape. When you look out the car window, listen to the radio, browse your social media page or go to a sports game - its everywhere you look. We wanted to take a very brief look at some of the great moments in instrument advertising of days passed.
Published Jun 1 by Daniel Moss
Noisey Presents: Under The Influence - Krautrock
We're quite partial to a bit of Krautrock in at the store and if you've
been looking at some previous posts on our blog you'll notice that we're
also quite partial to some of the different series offered by 'Noisey'.
This new series 'Under the Influence' looks at specific genre's from
their beginnings to their greater influence on music over the years
Published May 25 by Daniel Moss
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