Tuesday, December 5, 2006

I lost myself in a familiar song, closed my eyes and I slipped away.

#23 Boston, s/t

Okay, here it is Mr. Cougar. Don't spoil anymore now.

While everyone else in middle school was listening to Nirvana, Blind Melon and Pearl Jam, I was listening to our local classic rock station. I also had a perm, some huge bangs and tight rolled jeans. This album is the one thing I'm proud to retain from that time in my life.

Interesting fact I just discovered - this was the best selling debut album of all time.

Favorite tracks:
More Than A Feeling (anyone whos been in the same room with me and a jukebox knows its going to play atleast once)
Hitch A Ride

#22 REM, Automatic For The People

Michael Stipe's vocals, jangly guitars, Bill Berry's percussion (this is a key element of the band for me), tender subject matter, extra orchestration... This is their gem.

#21 - The Beatles, Magical Mystery Tour

I, like most people, woke up one day and realized I knew the words to every single Beatle's song. (with the exception of the unreleased stuff of course) The thing that confused me was that I didn't own a single Beatle's album. Neither did either of my parents. Michael Jackson must have known what he was doing. So, when I got one of those BMG 20 albums for $1 things in the mail, I thought maybe I should actually get an album or two. This was the first and is still my favorite.

Favorite track:
I Am the Walrus (I remember walking around the halls of my high school with the phrase, "Yellow matter custard dripping from a dead dog's eye" repeating over and over in my head. This must be the most addicting tune because Efrim has already begun singing "Walrus, goo goo goo joob.")


Urbane Master said...
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daniel.brantley said...

sing it, efrim!