NAME: Nicole K.
BAND AFFILIATION: Hot Cousin
INSTRUMENT: Vocals, Bongos, Tambourine, Xylophone, Harmonica, Spoons, Triangle
1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … The Beastie Boys’ “Licensed to Ill.” I will never forget how rad I thought it looked with the plane picture on it. I remember opening it up and playing it for my dad. Strangely, he said he liked it, which seemed like it was impossible because it was rap. Dads don’t like rap. Especially dads who owned a lot of Chicago and Manhattan Transfer records. But he also had Herb Alpert’s “Whipped Cream and Other Delights,” which had a naughty cover, so maybe he could have genuinely liked the Beastie Boys. I’ll ask him at Valentine’s on Friday because he’ll be at the gig. Or you could ask him because you should probably go.