This has got to be one of the more interesting & fun vinyl rips for me. Why? well, let me tell ya… I asked my good friend Peanut, of the infamous and incredible Peanut’s Playground to recommend which album I should rip next, any album he wants. If I don’t have it, I’ll go get it. He came back with Big Star’s #1 Record. I’d actually didn’t think I ever even heard of this album or this band, but a promise is a promise.
After some searching around (not just for the album, but also my wallet that morning) I found it on one of my favorite sites, GEMM, from some record store out in Greece. Then, after about a week, I come home from work to find Big Star sitting on the chair on the porch by our front door, like a lost puppy, wanting to come home with me (awww). This was about a week ago. Given how crazy it’s been lately at home and work, I patiently waited (very uncharacteristically of me, I might add) to give this a proper listen… I’m very glad I did.
After my usual test run to make sure everything was ready, I turned up the headphones, hit record, and dropped that need. Let me tell you, my friends, from the first few seconds of “Feel”, to the perfect harmonies of “ST 100/6” I was smiling, bobbing my head, hoping not to wake up my lady. Ah, and “In The Street”, I actually knew most of the words to that one (and I bet you will too!). This is just some excellent classic rock & roll, plain, pure, and simple… What can I say, Peanut? Excellent recommendation, perfect album for vinyl, I sure hope the rest of you enjoy! So, let’s get to it as…
Drum roll, please