Sam the record man good times good tunes good memories! #samtherecordman Made in Canada by artist David CRIGHTON loving my latest acquisition I had bought this print as a card a couple years ago and loved it then saw this much bigger light up print a few weeks ago and fell in love and had to have it! Awesome that he’s a Toronto artist keeping great iconic old Toronto fresh in our memories and hearts! Feeling nostalgic!
Day 1 of 10 albums in 10 days
I was nominated by James Delbridge earlier in the week and am just now getting around to starting now! Cheers James!
Starting it off, the album that kicked off my obsession: #ACDC - "Highway to Hell"! This album was and is massively important to me. I was just getting in to Rock 'N Roll from having flirtations with then current Pop music and Rap and my current and first favourite band was Halifax's #Sloan . There was a lot that I loved and still love about that band, but it was their harder driving material that really spoke to me. I was craving more and more of that stuff, and after seeing the CD for "Powerage" at a friend's house, I was intrigued. Something about the packaging spoke to me. It became my mission to find what exactly this band AC/DC was.
I managed to pick up "High Voltage" at #Samtherecordman in #Belleville and really enjoyed it. But it still wasn't quite what I was after. But it peaked my interest and the next thing I picked up was this absolute masterpiece.
This album sucked me in completely. It was the most raw, powerful thing my 12 year old ears had ever heard. Those five scruffy figures on the front cover beckoned me on a musical journey unlike anything my young mind could have comprehended, and by the time I finished that album I was absolutely hooked. There was no going back.
For the vinyl nerds out there, this is the original Canadian pressing on Atlantic. * * * * * * * *
So it's supposed to be your 10 FAVOURITE albums of all-time, but I am instead going to do it a little differently and do the 10 most impactful albums in my life. There will be favourites for sure (like this one!) but to me, music is sometimes as important as the stories you can attach to it and the memories you have of it. I will still nominate someone each day, and to start it's going to be @irondefiance
Sam's ad from summer '06 for our first album (with the extra 's') + our first and last (on purpose) NXNE show. We'll be playing with our buddy Rey Sabatin's (who was in The John Henrys) new band Hundred Pacer Mar 30 @irenespub in Ottawa and Mar 31 @burdockbrewery in Toronto. Then The Situation and I are off to Europe! PS I miss Sam the Record Man so much 😢. Hello Andrew and The Exchanges btw! #samtherecordman#toronto#ottawa