Monday Music Musings
I love music, all types. I listen to a little bit of everything and am open to giving all music genres a chance. I am a child of the 80s and 90s though and have a special place for artists that imprinted my youth. One of my favorite things about getting older is looking back and discovering the stories behind the music I loved and continue to enjoy to this day. Especially because back then there was no internet to drown you with information in real-time. Netflix has a new series of documentaries and I've included a few others that you can stream on other platforms.
This is Pop is an 8 episode series that covers some of the biggest names and movements of Pop music. Each is self-contained so if you hate a genre or know everything, you can skip it.
Watch it on Netflix - Trailer is NSFW so wear headphones when you check it out.
An older documentary focusing on one of Hip Hop's pioneering acts, A Tribe Called Quest, from the late '80s and '90s. Find it on HULU and Prime
This is an interesting look at how the surviving members of Queen found a singer in Adam Lambert to carry on Freddie Mercury's legacy. This has a good mix of Adam's initial rise as a solo act and Queen moving forward after their lead singer died.
The last 2 documentaries are available on Prime with ads(though IMDB). First up is one of the greatest albums of the '80s: Peter Gabriel's SO.
The documentary looks at what came before, and then they break down how each song was crafted. It's a fascinating look at how this album went from idea to completed project.
"Phil Collins first enjoyed international success as the drummer of Genesis, and subsequently as lead singer after Peter Gabriel left the band. However, in 1981, his album "Face Value" launched him as a solo artist and immediately became a worldwide hit. Including several previously unseen performances and rare home movies, this documentary explores the making of this classic album."