Stephen Perkins, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

Stephen Perkins
Stephen Perkins

“The first song that I remember really affecting me as a kid was Three Dog Night’s ‘Jeremiah Was a Bullfrog.’

But the first record that I ever owned was ‘Sgt. Pepper.’ My brother Mark – who has passed away but was two years older than me – took me to the record store and told me what to get. He picked up ‘Sgt. Pepper,’ and said, ‘This is what you should buy.’

Actually, the first records that I remember playing drums to on my pillow were that one and Led Zeppelin ‘4.’ They used to give away records at some of the bar mitzvahs that I went to, and I came home from one of them with this Zeppelin album. It didn’t say the name of the album anywhere, and I was kind of disappointed because I didn’t know what the hell it was until I got home.

But then I discovered how great it was.”

Drummer Stephen Perkins provides the backbeat and the fuel for Jane’s Addiction in concert at the Palace Theatre in Albany, as their tour in support of their latest album, “The Great Escape Artist,” rolls into town at 8:30pm on Friday (March 2). Tix are $29.50, $34.50, $44.50 and $49.50.

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