Recycled Record ReviewsPosted: March 6, 2012
As I was making a new playlist for my iPod I had a nostalgic moment. I remembered the time I was scraping up all the change I could find so on Tuesday (new release day), I could go to the record store and get the new Van Halen tape, “Fair Warning.”
It’s much more impulsive nowadays, no more standing in the store with an album in each hand for 30 minutes trying to make a decision. Now I just click my mouse and the magic of credit does the rest. Not seeing actual funds transfer from my hand to a store’s cash register has made the purchasing of music practically mindless, making me Apple’s target market. I probably have over a hundred songs that could find their way to my computer’s recycle bin and I wouldn’t even notice.
This brief moment of nostalgia inspired me to dig out my boxes of tapes and compact discs and take a trip down memory lane. I hadn’t played many of them for over ten years, it was like I was listening to them with a brand new set of ears. Some were better than I remembered while others were almost painfully embarrassing to listen to.
I decided to blindly pick an album once a week and write a review about it. Maybe it will turn someone on to something new or perhaps it will remind someone of music they have forgotten. All I know is that I’m having fun doing it even if some of the albums might give me undesirable flashbacks.
I am going to post my first review tomorrow, until then check out the audio below. I took small clips from five of the albums I dug out and smashed them together, see if you can guess the guitarist. I’ll post who they are tomorrow.
Have you dug out any old albums lately?