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 …
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Record Shop: Red Hot Chili Peppers – Self Titled

I know I don’t make these posts often enough. These days, it’s difficult to find the time to sit down and actually enjoy an album from beginning to end. But whenever the occasion arises, I always do my best to take advantage of it. When it comes to these posts, I’ve covered albums by a …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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Record Shop: Stone Temple Pilots – Core

The early nineties was the golden age for alternative rock music. Bands like Pearl Jam and Nirvana were dominating the scene and new groups were popping up so fast that it was nearly impossible to keep up. A large number of these were obvious copycat bands that were simply trying to ride the coattails of …
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Record Shop: Princess Princess – Self Titled

So far my Record Shop posts have focused on alternative rock from the early nineties. Bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam were certainly big influences on me in my early Rock n Roll days. But, in truth, I’ve always been a fan of different types of music. As a child, I would often borrow vinyl …
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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 …
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Record Shop: Pearl Jam – Ten

This took a little longer to crank out than I anticipated. But, I’m finally back with my second Record Shop post. This time, I’m going to write a bit about another album that heavily influenced me in my early years of songwriting: Pearl Jam’s debut album – Ten. As I mentioned in the last Record …
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