“No, I can’t remember the first album I ever bought. And you know why? Because I so thoroughly pillaged my sister’s record collection that anything that I actually bought was just sort of an enhancement.
But I’m sure that whatever album I first bought was eternally uncool. I listened to pop music and had a very meaningful relationship with my parents’ folk-rock collection.
The Kingston Trio albums were well-worn in my house. I really loved Joan Baez’s ‘David’s Album’ and Judy Collins’ ‘Whales and Nightingales’ and “Wildflowers.’ And, of course, I listened to all the Beatles’ albums – backwards and forwards.
And somewhere along the way I took it upon myself to open my ears to classical music because my father was such a huge fan.
And the cast album of ‘Godspell.’
Simon and Garfunkel.
And, oh yeah, Herman’s Hermits, too.”