Five Firsts: Evan Conway of Holly & Evan

November 24th, 2010, 11:00 am by Greg
Evan Conway (photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

Evan Conway (photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

NAME: Evan Conway
INSTRUMENT: Upright Bass

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … While I don’t exactly recall the first purchased album, as it could be a number of different ones, and I never had money because I didn’t like chores. The first album to ever strike a chord with me (pun intended) was the Beatles’ “Anthology.” I swiped this collection from my parents soon after they got it in 1996 – and have had it ever since. I was 11. The songs blew me away, even in their unfinished form, and I had no idea what I was getting in to. In fact, for a long time after procuring it, I actually hadn’t heard many of the songs in their done form, so hearing the final production was yet another jaw dropping experience! But the early, accidental and undubbed versions of the final recordings are still some of my favorites. They’re much more human. By the way – sorry mom and dad, I’m still not giving it back.

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