The younger folks out there may not get this but here goes.........
Setting the scene: Some record store in the Washington DC area around 1976........
There's a 16 year old pimple faced, no girl friend hav'in, baseball play'in loser rifling through the album bargain bins looking for something. Now he's going alphabetically A-Z and still looking. What is he looking for? New music that's what! He doesn't like what everyone else likes. Top 40. No way! The popular rock music. No! Corporate rock. Not a chance! He has already discovered Rush, Yes, AC/DC, Judas Priest, Scorpions, UFO etc. How can he find what he's looking for? The internet? Al Gore hasn't invented it yet, so that"s out. Fm radio? Not a chance. Rock magazines? Don't think so. They tell me the bands and music I love sucks. Rush are not good musicians. The singers voice is annoying. The drummer writes Sh***y lyrics. What's this kid to do?
Album covers. That"s what. If the cover looks cool, maybe the music will be good to. I can remember finding Budgie that way. Album cover is different. A 3 piece band. The bass player sings and kind of looks like Geddy. I'll give this a try. I liked it too. This music will never replace Rush as my favorite but I liked it. Did I buy some albums that collected dust. Plenty of them. I also found some good music that way also.
My question is this...... If you didn't already know Rush to be the greatest band in the world already, which album cover would turn you on or off? The bin is full of the entire discography (wet dream). Which would you pick and which would you not even look at twice?
You have 30 seconds. Good luck
Rush in Rio - Buy
Hold Your Fire - Drop like a hot potato
Edited by Narpet, 11 October 2013 - 12:02 PM.