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2009. Valentine’s. Albany, New York. The Steve Wynn IV is The Baseball Project is The Minus 5. Peter Buck glides the ringing opening notes of “Tell Me When It’s Over” out of a jangling Rickenbacker, and by the time all the paunchy, balding 45-year-old white guys are bopping their heads to the first chorus all is right with the world again, at least on that little stretch of New Scotland Avenue.
“Well, the first single that I ever bought was ‘She Loves You’ by the Beatles. That was when it first came out, too, and I was like six years old or something.
“The first album I ever bought? Albums were for adults in those days. I think I bought one when I was ten, but I can’t remember. I know that I got that Rolling Stones live record, ‘Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out,’ and that must have been very close to the first album that I bought.
“But I had a cousin who was a little bit older who gave me a lot of her old albums by Jefferson Airplane and Simon & Garfunkel when I was like 11 years old.
“It wasn’t until I was about 12 years old that I was purchasing albums regularly, but I bought singles before that. I had one of those old kiddie turntables, and I’m not even sure that it went to 33 1/3 RPM speed.”
R.E.M. guitarist and co-founder Peter Buck will be rolling into Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany with his other band – the Minus 5 – on Monday, September 21.