Well, this might completely destroy what’s left of my “indie credibility”, but the first vinyl record I ever purchased with my own money was an album by Styx, it was called Pieces of Eight.
Let me start off by saying, I grew up in Chicago in the 70s, and at that time the biggest and coolest bands were Cheap Trick, Kiss, and Styx. Cheap Trick was my first concert in 1979, and it changed my life and made me, thanks to the amazing power pop styling and insane guitar virtuosity of Rick Nielson, the guitar player I am today.
I knew then, after that show, that’s what I wanted to do in life. But I digress…
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