Five Firsts: Bob “Loc” Resnick of the Backburners

June 16th, 2011, 1:21 pm by Greg

Loc Resnick

NAME: Bob Resnick (Loc)
BAND AFFILIATION: The Backburners, Off The Record, Restless
INSTRUMENT: Congas/Percussion, Drums

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … The first album I ever bought was the Young Rascals’ “Greatest Hits.” Somehow, the Rascals were able to capture growing up in Brooklyn. “Good Lovin'” still grooves as good as any rock song ever made, and I have to sing the chorus to “A Girl Like You” every time that comes on. Throw in a cover of “Midnight Hour,” as well as “Mustang Sally,” and the beach club party can begin.

2. THE FIRST CONCERT I EVER SAW WAS … When it comes to concerts, I was a lucky man. A 30-minute subway ride to Manhattan would get us to the Fillmore, where I’m pretty sure the prices were $3.50, $4.50, and $5.50!!!!! The revolutionaries in the Village still had the nerve to scream, “Free the music.” The first concert was Jefferson Airplane with the American debut of this crazy British singer by the name of Joe Cocker. The Airplane was rolling out “Volunteers,” and Cocker had the nerve to cover “With a Little Help From My Friends” and sound better than the freakin’ Beatles! A week later that August, this was to be morning maniac music at Woodstock.

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