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New feature: What’s an album(s) that inspired you to be involved in the music industry?
"Whoa that’s tough. Ok so I have like 3. #Clash: Give’em Enough Rope, #NeilYoung: On the Beach & this ‘66 CAN pressing of #TheAnimals w/their cover of House of the Rising Sun 13y/o me found in the basement of the ppl I babysat for & asked if I could have. If you don’t count my Mom’s old 45s I’d spin - that really started my love of the broodingly dark & hazy yet poppy 1960’s sound (like Sam and The Pharaohs, Little Red Riding Hood, Terry Jacks cover of Seasons In The Sun and more) this is the 1st album of my own (I pretty much thought the upbeat tracks sucked). The other 2 I picked up once I’d got my 1st set of wheels, which I employed to scour garage sales along the MI lakeshore. They are without a doubt my fave releases of both prolific bands. You’ll see I couldn’t stop there, the other 2 are my 1st’s in other ways – the #PattiSmith (so you want to be a rock and roll star?) 1 of the 1st albums I actually purchased from a dealer, and for more than say a quarter. The #JimiHendrix live recording w/ Morrison & more was a 1st in my conscious collecting of rarities (sure the first 3 listed are rare, but they more just came to me). Don’t get me started on Brit electronic folk rock, which is where I largely turn for my 1970’s fare … Tag, @DanaDistortion, you’re it!
Erika’s (@exineb) a NYC based freelance consultant to the music and other creative industries, a music (sometimes art) contributor, and the newest member of the OpenEars team. She’s going to be posting from shows in the NYC.