We all know how powerful music can be in bringing us back to old memories. I was reminded of this recently when my husband got a new needle for his record player.
A few years ago, he decided to move his record player up to the family room so we could make use of our (giant) collection of record albums.
No sooner did he have the thing set up and plugged in than my son decided to grab the needle. Why? I'm not sure...just one of those things that little kids do. Needless to say, the needle broke and dad was upset. So upset, apparently, that he just this week finally ordered a new needle.
I took a trip to the basement to look through our many albums and then took a walk down memory lane. This Big Country record reminds me of my pre-teen years. In the eighties, I was into the New Wave movement. My friend Priya and I would sit and listen to Depeche Mode albums for hours. We knew all the (depressing) lyrics.
In high school, I briefly moved on to a "batcave" phase. I felt the desire to buy not one, but two Alien Sex Fiend albums. I still like The Jesus and Mary Chain.
Through the nineties, I was all about bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam. Yes, I wore plaid shirts. And why did we wear those jeans that came up to our ribs? So unflattering. I mostly bought cds by then, but I thought this Pearl Jam album was cool.
I also eventually came around to the classic albums, like those by The Rolling Stones. I resisted for a long time because my brother tortured me and my sister by blasting his Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd tunes at extreme levels whenever my parents weren't home. I guess the songs rubbed off on me.
My parents have all kinds of albums too. I have taken a few greats from their collection over the years.
This falls under the category of "Where the heck did that come from?" It must be my husband's.
Do you collect albums? What kind?
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