Aaah! Music! What would I do without it? Basically everything I am, and all the paths walked, and options chosen, no matter which aspect of my life, involve music.
Since I was 5, I’ve always wanted to be a rockstar, and wanted to lead a band as a singer. Truth is, my voice is crap, and after many many attempts, I reached the conclusion that I’m not suitable for such enterprise. Instead I chose to become a music addict, buy as much music as possible, attend as many gigs as possible, and, if given the chance, perform some dj’n sessions for people amusement.
There’s a starting point in my life timeline for all this. I had always loved music, but wasn’t too focused on anything in particular until we had this satellite TV, mostly orientated to catch sports and porn, which enabled MTV to be watched in our building. We’re talking about a different channel as what we know now, a compilation of terrible reality shows of car tunning, dating, pregnant teenagers and more crap. MTV was the opportunity to discover many bands abroad, you didn’t get the chance to be acquainted with otherwise. Yo! MTV Raps, Headbanger’s Ball, the themed days playing looong lists of bands… and the awards.
1991 was the year the deal with the Devil was signed in blood for good. The year that marked my path.
Just take a look at the following list I’ve found on a music forum I often visit, and tell me what you think. I can only say, 14-15, young, innocent and too sensitive…with all this, can you understand I had such a crush and got crazy?
A Little Ain’t Enough David Lee Roth
Uncle Anesthesia Screaming Trees
Tyranny (For You) Front 242
Green Mind Dinosaur Jr
Road Apples Tragically Hip
Pioughd Butthole Surfers
Hooked Great White
Mama Said Lenny Kravitz
Temple of the Dog
Sailing the Seas of Cheese Primus
Gish The Smashing Pumpkins
Slave to the Grind Skid Row
Hollywood Vampires L.A. Guns
Into the Great Wide Open Tom Petty
Biscuits (EP) Living Colour
Steady Diet of Nothing Fugazi
Metallica (“The Black Album”) Metallica
Pocket Full of Kryptonite Spin Doctors
Ten Pearl Jam
Psychotic Supper Tesla
Use Your Illusion I Guns N’ Roses
Use Your Illusion II Guns N’ Roses
Pretty on the Inside Hole
No More Tears Ozzy Osbourne
Trompe le Monde Pixies
Ceremony The Cult
Prove You Wrong Prong
Blood Sugar Sex Magik Red Hot Chili Peppers
Apocalypse 91… The Enemy Strikes Black Public Enemy
The Plague That Makes Your Booty Move… It’s the Infectious Grooves Infectious Grooves
As Ugly as They Wanna Be Ugly Kid Joe
Decade of Decadence Mötley Crüe
Girlfriend Matthew Sweet
Achtung Baby U2
Spine of God Monster Magnet
** Positive there are many missing, feel free to add more to the list.