INKtober round up part… uh… whatever, who can remember at this point.
We’ve reached the end, my friends. Bittersweet. I’ve really enjoyed drawing up these all month long.
For those of you who are just joining in, my theme for INKtober was drawing the covers to my favorite records of all time. In this post, we have days 24 through 31.
You have have noticed, and it would have been hard NOT to notice, that my favorite records pretty much fall between the years of 1991 to 2004ish. Well, sorry I’m not sorry! I was born in 1981, so I’m a grunge/alternative rock kind of kid. It was just my scene, man. My sceeeeneeee, mannnn.
U2’s “Achtung Baby” and the Smashing Pumpkins “Siamese Dream” are 1 and 2 on my all-time favorites list.
I “borrowed” the tape of Achtung Baby from a neighbor friend (which I never gave back… sorry, Ryan!) and it totally blew my mind. I was 10 years old, sitting in my room, listening to “One” over and over again. It was MESMERIZING. I’ve probably listened to that song 3,000 times by now. I should learn how to play it on guitar.
Siamese Dream is the soundtrack to my memories in middle school. When I think back to 1993-1995, this is what I hear in my head. Sitting on the floor, reading X-Men, listening to “Rocket” or “Silverfuck” rattle my young earholes.
Everclear’s “So Much for the Afterglow” and Better Than Ezra’s “How Does Your Garden Grow?” are, in my head, both connected to my first real girlfriend. My first real kiss came in a 1987 Dodge Caravan… that’s kind of embarrassing.
And then you have Tom Petty, who’s always fantastic, Collective Soul (who are, in my opinion, what the Pumpkins and U2 would sound like if they had a kid), Weezer’s “metal album” and mayyyybeee my favorite Pearl Jam record… I don’t know… I can’t decide.
Anyway. That’s that. Thanks for checking these out. I had a blast, hopefully you all enjoyed a little trip through my musical history.