Speaking of my old band...CLICK THROUGH TO READ MORE...
Anyway, we were basically a classic rock band. We covered the songs that you see much older men playing these days at bars with names like The Rusty Nail, or The Carriage House. We covered Pink Floyd (a lot), David Bowie, even Phil Ochs.
How did sixteen year olds get into their dad's music? Simple. Ethan and I would create mix tapes consisting entirely of Songs You've Never Heard. The challenge was to have an entire Maxell 90 minute tape filled with tunes, none of which could be in the least way familiar. This is how I first heard Jethro Tull, The Rutles, Taj Mahal, even the Rutles! (which I mentioned already, but come on, The Rutles!)
Ten years later, as I am slowly unearthing my Dad's records, I throw on Quicksilver Messenger Service. The needle slides to track three - Dino's Song. As soon as I hear the first riff...I know where I've heard this song before. I just never remembered the name.
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