Favorite Albums of Local Musicians- Part One

You can tell a lot about a person by looking through their trash. You can tell even more about a person by going through their record collection For example, I have an extensive number of ABBA records; so it is obvious I should not be trusted with major life decisions. You can tell even MORE about a person by finding out their top favorite albums of all time. We decided it was time to find out a little about the musicians around town and what their favorite albums were of all time- below is what we found out.

Jordan,songs for the 123's.

1)Paul Simon - Graceland, 'cause come on, it was the best album ever. It was dynamic, fun but serious, the song writing was excellent. It's an album I could play anytime, anywhere, no matter what mood I'm in.

2)REM - automatic for the people. This album defines my generation. They paved the way for pussy's of the next 2 decades to feel comfortable making pussy music and still getting pussy for doing it...don't post that.(Ed Note: We posted it- Sorry Jordan)

3)My morning jacket – Z

Jim Tyrrell -Solo artist

1) XTC - Skylarking

2) Ben Folds Five (self-titled)

3) Mr. Bungle - California. Mike Patton at his best. Simultaneously accessible and uncompromising.

Corey Garland , drummer for Them in The Hive.

1) Radiohead-OK Computer. I think most people either love or hate Radiohead. I obviously love them. This whole album start to finish made me want to sing, play guitar, keyboards and drums, every time I heard it. Still listen to it all the way through almost 20 years later.

2) Beastie Boys -Hello Nasty Being a drummer this album is full of SICK beats . It's another album that is perfect to me , start to finish.

3) Blind Melon- Soup This album bombed on the charts but after singer Shannon Hoon died is when I discovered it. It's not anything like their freshman album ( self titled ) it's far more rocking and "experimental" and you can hear the tones and influences or New Orleans where it was recorded. Again as a drummer it's an awesome drum heavy album.

Dillan Welch- Guitar and vocals for The Must

1) Random Access Memories- Daft Punk This album is a masterpiece bringing back the groove of music. It literally opened up my mind to a genre of music I never listened too. Changed the way I listened to music plus who wouldn't want to be a French robot.

2) GIRL - Pharrell Williams

3) Yours Truly- Sublime with Rome

Don Bartenstein - Solo guitarist/singer

1) Little Feat - Waiting For Columbus (remastered/bonus tracks)

2) Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Will The Circle Be Unbroken - Volume 2. Best concept for a recording ever. Gather the NGDB and a core of the best session players around (Roy Huskey Jr, Mark O'Connor, Jerry Douglas, and Randy Scruggs), add in for each song some of Americana's best talent. Have them practice the shit out of each tune and then record it live in one take, no overdubs. Probably thee most impressive album of this genre I have ever hear and I could listen to it every day and never get tired of it.

3) John Hiatt - Hiatt Comes Alive At Budokhan


Cooper Leafe - Ghost Dinner, Go-Local, Upstream Sounds & More

1) One Hot Minute Red Hot Chilli Peppers

2) Illmatic ~ Nas

3) Harder They Come ~ Jimmy Cliff
Ask me on another day I'll probably have 3 different albums


Eric Ober / drums / Rippin' E Brakes

1) Willie Nelson / red headed stranger. Best country album ever. Hands down.

2) Garth Brooks / Live Double. Garth!!!

3) Outkast / ATLiens. First underground hip hop tape. Jammed the shit out if it 5th grade summer.


Bill Cree-bassist Captain Chet

1) Radiohead/ In Rainbows. My zone the hell out album.

2) Helmet/ Betty. Favorite heavy album.

3) The Who/any album is cool with me


Meg Josalen singer/songwriter.

1) Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon for all the hypnotic elements that seem to transcend you to another place.

2) Van Morrison - Moondance for the romance it instills on your soul.

3) Queen - Innuendo ... Freddy Mercury .... Ahh the best frontman ever... Such passion!!!

Ron Belanger- mines of Paris

1)Modest Mouse - Everywhere and His Nasty Parlor Tricks,

2)Muse - Origin of Symmetry,

3)Interpol - Turn On the Bright Lights


Noah Brochu- Them In The Hive

1)Taking back sunday - tell all your friends... I got a promo cd from a friend, and I loved the sound. I bought the album that day and it completely changed the music I listen to.

2)The early November - the room's too cold This cd I have bought at least 10 times, due to the heavy amount of play time. It brings me back to my senior year, driving in my wrangler. Very sentimental to me.

3)The minus scale - apathy! Apathy! This local band I became friends with over the years. The small venue shows and the killer stage presence all of them had really inspired me to try to for a band, play out. But this album is always dear to my heart

Glenn Moir- Bass player for Acoustisaurus and Groove Attic

I have to choose only 3? My mood today says:
1) Grace- Jeff Buckley. This guy was put on this earth for that one album and then taken away from us. Beautiful and tragic at the same time.

2) Led Zeppelin- Physical Graffitti. It's got it all, heavy, acoustic, jam, blues.

3) David Crosby- If I Can Only Remember My Name. Having the Grateful Dead as your back up band and Nash, Young, Slick, etc... as your back up singers, what else could you ask for?


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