NAME: Charlie Phillips
INSTRUMENT: Guitar, and I sing, too.
1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … The Rembrandts CD from 1995. As thrilling as it was to be able to listen to the “Friends” theme song 25-30 times a day, the real joy came from ordering music from mail order CD Club – remember those? 1995 was a big year for the seven-year-old version of myself. In addition to discovering I was more of a “Seinfeld” guy than a “Friends” guy, I was listening to Nirvana, the Violent Femmes and the Beatles. I like to think listening to rock music so early on influenced the way I listen to things. I also had really long hair for a little kid, so that was pretty gnarly.