Audio

Classic Vinyl: Uriah Heep’s “Demons and Wizards” [AUDIO]
Uriah Heep's progressive/heavy metal fusion, massive keyboards sound, and strong vocal harmonies made them one of the classic heavy metal bands of the 1970s.  "Demons and Wizards" was their most successful album in the United States, and both critics and fanss consider the album as "d…
Classic Vinyls: Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers [AUDIO]
"Sticky Fingers" was the ninth British and eleventh American studio album by The Rolling Stones. Released in April 1971, it was the first release on the band's newly-formed label, Rolling Stones Records. Mick Taylor's first full-length appearance was on "Sticky Fingers", and it w…
Classic Vinyl: Creedence Clearwater Revival [AUDIO]
The draft nearly ended Creedence Clearwater Revival in 1966, before they had even really begun. John Fogerty and Doug Clifford were called for military service, Fogerty enlisting in the Army Reserve and Clifford joining the United States Coast Guard Reserve...
Classic Vinyls: Black Sabbath [AUDIO]
Black Sabbath's debut album was released on Friday the 13th, February 1970.  The self-titled album was a commercial success, but it was not popular with critics.  If fact, Lester Bangs dismissed the album in a Rolling Stone review as "discordant jams with bass and guitar reeling like velocitise…
Classic Vinyl: Kansas [AUDIO]
Kansas' self-titled debut album was released in March of 1974, nearly an entire year after it was recorded.  The album defined their signature sound, a mix of American style rock combined with complex, symphonic arrangements with changing time signatures.  Robby Steinhardt's violin was a distinctive…
Sam’s Classic Vinyl: Sgt. Pepper’s [AUDIO]
The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," has been recognized as one of the most important albums in the history of popular music, including songs such as "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", "With a Little Help from My Friends"…
Sam Talkington Presents: Classic Vinyl [AUDIO]
With so many people buying music online today, album covers and cd cases have become a thing of the past.  We at The Hawk don't think that's a good thing.  Album art has always been an important part of rock & roll culture, from King Crimson's "The Court of …