Saturday, 20 April 2013

GIVE ME A GUITAR!!! - Faith No More - 'Ashes To Ashes / Gentle Art of Making Enemies'

GIVE ME A GUITAR!!! Songs that make you feel like crushing a small cactus with your bare hands!

Happy Record Store Day! Don't forget to support your local shop!

As its Record Store Day today, I'd thought I'd celebrate with a personal memory of a record shop. Keeping in mind I grew up with Old Pa and Flycasual, like well loved hand me down clothes, I always had a plethora of music to listen to. When I got into my 60s and Beach Boys phase when I was 8, Old Pa was there to provide the goods. When I wanted to hear The Beastie Boys, The Pharcyde or NWA, Flycasual was happy to oblige with his collection. It was very rare that I was into something that they hadn't already got so the excitement of buying my very own music was few and far between.

I think everyone should own at least one cape
I was into rock and metal at the time I went to Richmond College and during lunch one day, I walked into Twickenham with a few friends. We stopped of at a tiny record store there (I forget the name and am not sure if its even still there) and after about 30 minutes of enjoyably flicking through artists I was familiar with, I saw a Demo CD single of Faith No More's Ashes To Ashes which I loved and I had to have it! I was also impressed to think it had been used in some radio station somewhere! After our lunch break, we walked back to college and I was practically vibrating with anticipation, I wasn't about to wait until I got home to listen to it. My English Literature lesson was about to begin and the lecturer hadn't shown up yet so I hurriedly put the cd into my discman, threaded my headphones through the inside of my jumper sleeve and leaned my head on my hand placing the earphone into my ear in a comfortable yet casual position. It was the perfect crime! For a whole 55 minutes whilst making notes in the margin of Shakespeare's King Lear, I listened to that demo on repeat. The B side was Gentle Art of Making Enemies which was new to me at the time but is now up there with my faves, they definitely don't make then like that anymore!

Faith No More - 'The Gentle Art of Making Enemies' (1997)

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GIVE ME A GUITAR!!! - Faith No More - 'Ashes To Ashes / Gentle Art of Making Enemies'
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30 April 2013 at 14:42

You little cheater...but love it 'the perfect crime'
I bought the album on a trip to Montreal during a visit to a lunch time record shop session (in Tape)