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
BEATLES - 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
SABBATH (60's - 70's) - Any of them will
do...especially Sabbath Bloody
Paranoid. It's like being hit by a truck. I
BOWIE (late 60's rock/glam) - Man
Who Sold The World
Songs that transport you. Features one of my heroes,
Mick Ronson, on guitar.
BOWIE (early 70's rock/glam) - Ziggy
Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
A classic. Just get
METALLICA (1986-Hard Rock) - Master of
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.
ZEPPELIN (rock) - Any and all of their records...especially
Physical Graffiti" Music with crawl spaces. There will never
be another band like them.
(1973 - 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
("Human Shield") from the record. Imagine working with
one of your
heroes......You bet your ass I'm excited!!!
VALENTINE (1991 - Rock) -
Beyond description. Guitars and more guitars and more
guitars and more guitars. If you see the cover, that's what it
JAM - Ten
SANTANA (60's and 70's) Any
and all of them...Especially Santana and
Incredibly soulful 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.
SUGAR - (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
TROWER (70's hard rock) - Twice
Removed From Yesterday and Bridge of Sighs
Another of my early
guitar-heroes. Definite tunes for the headphones. If you like
Hendrix, get it. Trust me.
COLTRANE (1950/60's jazz) - "Giant Steps"
and "A Love Supreme" -
Regardless of your preference in music, these rank with the
sexiest grooves ever captured on tape. Coltrane's
riffs came straight from
the deepest corners of an incredibly vulnerable and
DAVIS (1960's jazz) - "Kind of Blue" - A
sultry arrogance that
defies stereotype or definition. Will forever remain
timeless. You'd have to
be braindead not to be able to
climb inside this stuff.