Aerosmith’s ‘Rocks’: A Track-by-Track Guide

Aerosmith had their breakthrough record in 1975 with Toys in the Attic, but it would be the next year's follow-up, Rocks, that remains the fan favorite to this day among hardcore fans. It sees the Boston outfit at their most, well, rocking, on classics like "Back in the Saddle" and "Rats in the Cellar," alongside... Continue Reading →

Class of 1981: 81 Albums Turning 40 in 2021

Anniversaries are nothing new when it comes to music writing. It helps quite a bit during dry times when there isn't much else happening in the industry. That's been the case over the past several months due to the pandemic, and it will be for many more to come unfortunately. The silver lining is there's... Continue Reading →

Voltage Factory Playlist 02 June 16

This week on The Voltage Factory I featured the debut album from The Smashing Pumpkins, Gish, which came out this week in 1991. It wouldn't be until the Chicago outfit's next effort, 1993's Siamese Dream, that they would receive mainstream success, despite the fact that bands like Nirvana, Soundgarden, et al were getting widespread acclaim in... Continue Reading →

Voltage Factory Playlist 05 MAY 16

Welcome to the first week of May with the Voltage Factory on VanyaRadio. It's still been a bit chilly on the East Coast, but there's some tentative hope of a warm up by this time next week. As always, the day after a new show runs, I’ll be posting the playlist here. There’s also an... Continue Reading →

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