put, the following records (for better or for worse) are the reason why
I make music.
Many came out well before your time but trust me on
beautiful pieces of art. I highly suggest venturing to your
local record store
(used if you like) and grabbing any that may sound
And more often than not, they have cool covers to boot. Enjoy!
CLUB (1994 sparse folk/lounge rock) -
The bar is closed
and the bartender refuses to pour you another and you've got
noone left to hold
onto. Sweet songs that chronicle the beauty of
- Any of their records but especially Revolver for its incredibly
trippy foray into their experimental stage and Abbey Road which
simply put, is the perfect album.
(60's - 70's) - Any of them will do...especially Sabbath Bloody
and Paranoid. It's like being hit by a truck.
I LOVE them.
(late 60's rock/glam) - Man Who Sold The World
Songs that transport
you. Features one of my heroes, Mick Ronson, on guitar.
(early 70's rock/glam) - Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
Just get it.
Rock) - Master of Puppets
Lyrically, one of
the most beautiful albums I've heard. "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"
was (and is) the blueprint for my lyric writing. Like them or not,
they did it on their own terms. We should all be so lucky/brave.
(rock) - Any and all of their records...especially Physical Graffiti"
Music with crawl spaces. There will never be another band like
- Hard Rock) - Montrose and Paper Money
What's the record
that kept you up all night the first time you heard it?
These were mine.
Amazing straight-ahead rock songs. To say I was obsessed
with Montrose would
be a gross understatement. And guess what? I recently
tracked down and
met Ronnie Montrose. He even played guitar on one of the songs
from the record. Imagine working with one of your
bet your ass I'm excited!!!
VALENTINE (1991 - Rock) - Loveless
Guitars and more guitars and more guitars and more guitars. If you
see the cover, that's what it sounds like.
(60's and 70's) Any and all of them...Especially Santana and
songs with a multi-ethnic groove that you have to be braindead not to enjoy.
I've got a photo of Carlos Santana on my guitar. Yeah...I like them.
- (90's rock/pop) - Copper Blue
It's like taking
a bath in a wave careening guitars. It's principal member
Bob Mould (ex-Husker
Du) writes, plays and sings with a passion that makes me
want to trade my
guitar for a pair of bowling shoes. I want to be just like
him when I grow
(70's hard rock) - Twice Removed From Yesterday and Bridge
Another of my early
guitar-heroes. Definite tunes for the headphones. If you like
Hendrix, get it. Trust me.
(1950/60's jazz) - "Giant Steps" and "A Love Supreme" -
Regardless of your
preference in music, these rank with the darkest, yet
ever captured on tape. Coltrane's riffs came straight from
the deepest corners
of an incredibly vulnerable and sad soul.
(1960's jazz) - "Kind of Blue" - A sultry arrogance that
or definition. Will forever remain timeless. You'd have to
be braindead not
to be able to climb inside this stuff.