Albums that changed my life
- •The Specials - The Specials7th grade, 1981. First exposure to non-mainstream music and style.
- •Fresh - Sly and the Family StoneSparse and funky. Possibly funkiest album ever. Andy Fucking Newmark on drums. My favorite drum album by a longshot.
- •Surfer Rosa - PixiesThe sound of post-high school and burgeoning shenanigans.
- •Bullhead - MelvinsDale Fucking Crover
- •Dead on the Heavy Funk - James BrownThe King. The. King.
- •Double Live - Chuck Brown and Soul SearchersUnrelenting deep, deep groove for 4 album sides.
- •Four and More - Miles DavisBest live album ever, featuring a more human than human 17 year-old Tony Williams.
- •Out to Lunch - Eric DolphyBeautifully fractured jazz.
- •Kid A - RadioheadCried at age 31 at this, let me know for the first time that music (and art in general) will continue to have this effect on me no matter how old I am. That realization made me very happy.