Category: Music

Record Shop: Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Uplift Mofo Party Plan

I’ve always been a creature of habit. Once I take an interest in something, I like to deep-dive into the topic. My introduction to the Red Hot Chili Peppers was no different. It wasn’t long after I was introduced to their Blood Sugar Sex Magik album, that I started to collect all of their previous records. So far on this...

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Record Shop: Red Hot Chili Peppers – Freaky Styley

The last time I wrote one of these Record Shop articles, I talked about the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ debut album. In this post, I’ve decided to stick with the trend and take a look at their sophomore release, Freaky Styley. If you’re familiar with the RHCP, you’ll know that their early music sounds nothing like the songs that get...

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Record Shop: Pearl Jam – Vs.

I know, it’s been a while since I’ve made a Record Shop post. And there’s really no excuse. These articles probably take less time to write than any. But, before sitting down to write a track-by-track review for an album, I really like to spend a few days revisiting it. Thankfully, my new job affords me the time to do...

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Record Shop: Nirvana – In Utero

Even though I don’t post them as much as I’d like, my Record Shop articles are part of an ongoing series. Of the seven Record Shop posts made thus far, three of them have been for Nirvana albums. As a young musician, Nirvana was undeniably a huge source of inspiration. At the height of their popularity, Nirvana appealed to me...

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Record Shop: Nirvana – Incesticide

As some readers to this blog may know, when I was young I was a musician. One of my goals with these “Record Shop” posts is to share the music that served as a source of inspiration for me back when I was learning how to master the guitar. A quick read through some of these entries will undoubtedly reveal...

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Record Shop: Nirvana – Bleach

Today is my 40th birthday. Taking that leap from your thirties to the big “Four-O” is a bit daunting. I mean, I’m officially a “middle-aged man” (depending on who you ask). While my body certainly feels the effects of my age, my mind functions just like it did twenty or thirty years ago. When I started the Record Shop posts...

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Record Shop: Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik

So far, my first two Record Shop posts have been about two rock albums that were a major influence in my younger years. I’ve talked about two releases from Nirvana and Pearl Jam –  two records that influenced me a great deal in the early days of my song writing. Continuing with that train of thought, I’m brought to an...

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