Kristinn Pálsson’s Make It Big Abroad! on @8tracks
The size of the Icelandic pop market is very small. So, our musicians are always trying to seek for fame and fortune in a world, where the grass is always greener on the other side of the creek. The true beauty of the English language was their only form of lyrical expression….Here are some examples from the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s with artists like Thor’s Hammer, Pelican and Jack Magnet….
Agonizing Adolescents Part 2: A Selection of American Garage Rock Favourites from 1965-1970 - by Kristinn Pálsson @8tracks
We’ll go on with the dynamic heritage of The Rolling Stones in America in the 60’s. Their first tours there left a trail of countless garage rock bands filled with angry, disappointed and pimpled teenagers screaming in agony over their unfullfilled desires. Some of those acts simply gave everything they had for just one released single before they disappeared into the void….Here are some examples with artists coming mostly from the east cost, the midwest and the southern states….
The Renaissance of the New Romantics… - by Kristinn Pálsson @8tracks
The Digital Revolution in the 80‘s gave birth to a whole new breed of beautiful pop music. This was The Renaissance of the New Romantics, where David Bowie, Gary Numan and Kraftwerk were driving the bulldozer and serving as a mid-wives to the genre. This is it. The true nostalgia of the 80’s in 28 songs…