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11: Nuestros Discos Locos

Pure Energy: Eduardo in the 80’s

I’m going to try and sum up the remainder of my musical memories from the 80’s rather quickly. Like most kids in the 80’s, I listened to a lot of the standard Top 40 stuff, as well as some of the slightly-more-obscure stuff from the UK (Cure, Depeche Mode, etc). However, three releases stand out...

The sounds for solo travel- soundtrack for the second half of a journey

Throughout the trip I had seen posters everywhere advertising Massive Attack’s Mezzanine. The album cover looked cool enough, and the magazines I had read prior to the trip, and at news stands during the first part of the trip, listed it as being very good, possibly one of the best albums of the year. In...

A soundtrack for the first half of a journey

I bought this album right before I left for Europe in 1998. I had purchased all the Smashing Pumpkins albums prior to this album, and liked them just fine. This particular album for some reason was put together differently, it kind of had a story feel to it, and it became the soundtrack for the...

Ölten Glieben Glauchen Globen.

One of the first “real” albums I ever really got into was Def Leppard’s Pyromania (1983). I’m not exactly clear on how I got introduced to this album, but I remember that I got it not too long after it came out (when I was 4th grade). Some of my friends were into Mötley Crüe...
M is for Morbid

M is for Morbid

After I’d spent a few years listening to the stuff my parents played on their stereo, I developed an interest in procuring records of my own. Fortunately, for my birthday that year (my fourth or fifth, I believe), I received my first record player — complete with several records to get me started. I can’t...

Oh my darling, why did you change?

Sometime around the same time I discovered New Order, and The Cure, I also discovered The Smiths. The same girl who gave me the New Order/Cure tape gave me a Smiths tape…It was Strangeways Here We Come. I liked this album a lot. This album ultimately caused me to go out and buy more Smiths...

Wouldn’t it Be Nice

My early musical experiences were largely shaped by the stuff that my dad used to listen to. He was (and still is, to some degree) a huge Beach Boys fan. Being somewhat of a purist, he pretty much only likes what they did up until around 1966-67, around the time when Brian Wilson more or...

Where do we go from here? Backdoor Records, 1995

I remember the discovery of a very important album for myself, and many other music lovers. This came in early 1995… This was back in the Sonoma State days… which in turn was the introduction to the “internet” for myself and Eduardo. Now, we had been “Prodigy Pals” so we had seen the budding of...

I used to scream and shout all day long

In my 9th grade year Jennifer H., a school alternative music expert of sorts gave me a tape that changed my life. It had New Order Brotherhood on one side, and The Cure, kiss me kiss me kiss me, on the other. I liked New Order the best, it was like a progression from the...

Jaimenacho wit’ attitude

“It was once said by a man who couldn’t quit Dope man please can I have another hit The dope man said cluck I don’t give a sh*t If your girl kneels down and sucks my d*ck It all happened and the guy tried to choke her N*gga livin in cash selling to smokers That’s...

He’s the DJ, I’m the biker.

When I moved up the hill I was 14, and couldn’t drive. My friends all still lived in Westwood manor. The only way to get there was to get a ride, or use my bike. My parents worked, and couldn’t drive me the 3 miles. I ended up riding my bike most of the time....

1st Music Memories for Paco

I guess the first music I was exposed to was the classic folk hits of the Kingston Trio, Peter Paul & Mary, John Denver, etc… my parents were never big fans of any 60’s or 70’s rock. They just listened to folky stuff, and a lot of 50’s tunes. I didn’t actually purchase my own...