NAME: Matt Ferguson
BAND AFFILIATION: BEWARE! the Other Head of Science, Desperately Obvious, numerous B3nson projects
INSTRUMENT: mostly guitars and synthesizers. and confetti.
1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … This is a tough one because I’m pretty sure most of my earliest cassettes were gifts since I never had any money (some things never change). I started out just taping songs that I liked off of the radio onto blank cassettes. FLY 92’s “Top 10 at 10” used to actually play the Smashing Pumpkins, the Flaming Lips and even Metallica, so I used to stay up late and wait for something that I wanted and then hit “record.” I stole a copy of Pete Townshend’s “White City” from my father, I thought that was the greatest stuff ever at the time. But around fifth or sixth grade, I started liking stuff that my family wouldn’t get me, so most likely it was either Weird Al Yankovic’s “Dare to Be Stupid” or Green Day’s “Dookie.” Some people might be embarrassed to admit that, but I’ve still got them all. And now I’m debating whether or not I should return that Pete Townshend tape to my dad.