I chose this record because it reminds me of my father and the tough times that we went through when I was a kid. Me and my brothers would play This record non-Stop or anything of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and every time I hear them I just think of the times that I had with my father and my brothers... RIP pops.
Artist: Guns 'n' Roses
Record: Appetite for Destruction
I had to do it. Don't look at me that way... I had no choice! So much has been written about this album and this super deluxe edition, so instead of going through it's contents (find the YouTube videos), I want to tell you why I bought a copy. Appetite For Destruction changed my life. Before hearing Guns n Roses I was a kid who liked Michael Jackson, football and mum & dad. But that all changed one sunny day when my brother, who had just passed his driving test, asked if i wanted to join him in picking up our mum from work. I wasn't paying much attention to what he was playing on the stereo during the drive, but when we pulled up outside my mother's place of work he turned around and said, "listen to this". In the movies the tape would be perfectly lined up, but this was real life and after a while of rewinding and fast-forwarding, I heard 'Sweet Child of Mine'. I can vividly remember thinking, as i looked outside the car's small sun roof at the bright blue sky, that this was different, this was exciting and that... this was my life now. As every young brother should I "borrowed" his tapes and played them to near death. I would dream of being Slash, playing on stage. My brother managed to get a VHS tape of the band playing New York's Ritz club and utter devotion was complete. I often watch that set now, with tears in my eyes as it takes me back to a simpler time. This album started me on a journey and when i joined the music industry almost 20 years ago my goal was to work with band's that made kids feel how I felt when I listened to Guns N Roses.The less said about the band's recent "reformation" and dire Download 2018 set the better. They will have always have released my favourite album of all time and will always have changed the path of my life. Let's just not talk about the cost of this boxset!
Artist: Fleetwood Mac
I became more fascinated with Fleetwood Mac a few years ago. I fell in love with Stevie's voice, how Lindsey plays guitar and the fact that they could stay connected through the music all these years regardless of a messy breakup they had. Now that's rock 'n roll!! Long live Fleetwood Mac forever!
Record: Like A Virgin
The original pressing of this album was one of, if not, the first records I ever bought as I didn’t discover Madonna until the singles from the album became popular. Of course, I then went and got her debut album, but 'Like A Virgin' will always hold a place near and dear to my heart. As a young extremely awkward and super shy, quiet, introverted Asian kid not yet knowing I was gay, but knowing I wasn’t like other boys, this woman and her music spoke to me on a transcendent level. The rebellious, devil may care attitude she possessed was awe inspiring and emboldening. I got picked on and teased A LOT as a kid, preteen, and even young adult and there were days it broke me and defeated me but I’m still here because of the sole childhood friend I had and the music of Madonna (and others, but primarily Madonna). They literally saved my life and I can never thank them enough for doing so. Listening to this album brings back a flood of memories. Some good, some bad but all that helped shape and define the person I am now.
he first record I ever heard on vinyl was this album. When I was very young, maybe 7 or 8, I was at my aunt’s house, looking at her record collection. She asked me if I wanted to listen to anything and I picked this album, the most obscene looking one of the collection. I mean, c’mon, there were forks in this guy’s eyes, why wouldn’t I want to hear this band’s music? Nonetheless, we listed to the album and I was just so fixated on the technology of a needle being put on this giant looking CD, and music was coming out of it somewhere, somehow. And what was crazy was it sounded way better than my old cassette player! Fast forward almost 20 years and the collection has grown, and my taste in music has gone in a variety of directions. All in all, I have just always enjoyed the preservation of physical media. The record I’m holding has a story, and someone before me owned it and listened to it somewhere, maybe in another state or country. I hope one day I can pass down my collection to a new generation.
Artist: Father John Misty
Record: Pure Comedy
This is us, Anton and Tanja - the creators of at.vinyl. We met in the spring of 2016 and we have now been living together for about a year. We spend most of our free time listening to music and discovering new records. In April 2017 Father John Misty released his third LP, 'Pure Comedy'. We bought it even though we never really got into his earlier work. Sure, we liked the new singles and a couple of songs from the previous LP, but we never expected this to be so brilliant. After a spin or two we fell in love with the whole album. It is clever, elegant and also kind of catchy. The weeks went by and after some time we discovered that Misty would play live here in Sweden. When the tickets were released we managed to get the best seats in the house at Cirkus, Stockholm. We got more and more dedicated to Father John’s music and we consumed all of his work, even the records in his own name, Josh Tillman. As we grew more fond of his music we also grew more fond of each other. It’s really something special when music have the power to unite feelings and emotions for one another. The concert was outstanding; Misty was sincere, funny and full of life. It was the performance of our life time. We are so grateful for this musical journey that we got to experience together.