Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Just outta Junior High School I was heavily influenced by the likes of bands like Mountain, Humble Pie, Grand Funk and dare I say…Black Sabbath. So I was a little pissed off at one David Enloe when he told me that I HAD to buy the new Stones record “Exile on Main Street”. It was $7.99 (afterall, it was a DOUBLE album!) and my mom worked at Arlens, the department store that had it. I asked for my allowance early so that I could get it. “Wait a minute, this sucks!” I remember thinking upon first listen. “Keep listening!” he told me. After about the third time, something clicked…ding ding ding! “Shit-a-mighty! This is rockin’!!” And when it kicked in…it kicked hard! This was not unlike every other Stones record after it for me. I never got them on first listen. I was always like “whaaaa?”… and once the melody stuck in my head I couldn’t get it out. I couldn’t help but think about David while I listened to the extra tracks from the newly released version. He would probably tell me “Keep listening”.