Today I started to upload great albums that I miss. My good friend Nico (aka The Worm) brought two folders full of music from my collection in storage back home. What I learned looking through these nostalgic albums is that not all the albums are classics. I was a kid so I was exploring my taste in music. I am not particularly fond of my electronic music phase. I have collected many rare and interesting gems and I am truly a music snob.
I will be uploading the better albums from my collection and throw in a couple embarrassing ones for good measure.
At The Drive In : El Gran Orgo EP
This is a great EP from the band that went on to be Mars Volta. I bought this before ATDI madness started to take over. The drumming is crap and the guitar lacked that Jim Ward feel we learned to love. None the less it is a delightful post-hardcore relic.
John Coltrane : Blue Train
I do not remember when or if I even bought this album. I do remember buying a Coltrane box set in a very stormy part of my life. I purchased the box set because one day I felt I needed some ‘Jazz’ in my life. Plus I wanted to show up a fellow music collector friend by being able to drop the asking price of $200 like nothing. No regrets to this day still have the box set and still listen to it and I am not even friends with that guy anymore. Wait a minute?
Dr. Octagon : Dr. Octagonecologyst
I just heard this album on ‘Spotify.’ I wonder if what I just said will be relevant to people to read this in 2020. The reason behind me taking a new interest in the Dr.’s music was the fact that a close friend of mine was opening up for him. This is a beautiful example of hip-hop as art. I am sad that I really never appreciated it then more. It was one of the credible albums you had in your collection to show off. Now I love it and each time I hear it I miss hip hop that took risks.