Rock n Roll Is a Sane Reaction to an Insane World

I read that quote somewhere.  If you know who said that originally, will you let me know? Rock n roll is a particular kind of music.  It demands energy, commitment and intensity.  It is a generalization, of course, but a genre isn’t a genre unless there are distinct, defining characteristics. …

22 Albums That Changed My Life (Part 3)

So we went through the albums that shaped my teenage and early adulthood years — now here come the stuff that shaped me as a grown-up.  Note that these span longer years than the earlier eras, because as an adult my palate has already been formed and it became harder to …

22 Albums That Changed My Life (Part 2)

This is a series walking back the time line in my journey as a music fan.  The previous post covered the teenage years — now we’re getting to my 20s. — U2 Achtung Baby Like everyone else, I was just blown away by the transformation.  The Edge’s guitars were so distorted and …

22 Albums That Changed My Life (Part 1)

Here are 21 albums that shaped me as a music enthusiast and musician.  It’s listed more or less in the chronological order of my discovering  them.  It’s fun to trace my journey and see my tastes evolved with time. Bon Jovi New Jersey Europe’s Final Countdown was perhaps the very first English-language album …