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Heavy Metal and Myth: let your mind ramble on…

Bilbo and pipe

Bilbo and pipe

it’s common knowledge that tolkien influenced led zeppelin, but did you ever think of exactly what that meant? that means that j.r.r. tolkien radicalized the entire music WORLD of TODAY. stairway to heaven to pretty-much-any-guitar-player-you-can-name (even nada surf!). there’s rock, and there’s progg, and there’s alternative, and there’s classic, and there’s surf, and there’s hard, and there’s rock, and there’s heavy metal, and there’s new age. enya and tolkien and the entire slough of massage-spa melodies. epic soundtracks, the new classical, howard shore and john williams and world-overturning patriot-shooting background drums. verra verra different, but all from the same root. I just explored tolkien’s musical influence in a term paper and learned all about the 21st c music evolution. the road goes ever on and on…


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