Twenty-six guitar and bass greats—including Ben Harper, Kaki King, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson, J Mascis, and Savages’ Gemma Thompson—discuss the record that altered their musical universe forever.
Most of us have a crystal-clear picture imprinted in our psyches—a stark moment of when our younger, more impressionable selves first heard a recording that blew our minds, and from that point forward, everything would be different. In those moments of discovery, turned obsession, worship, and deep learning, a bold appreciation and respect emerges for someone else’s expression. It’s the personal joy of experiencing art that moves you. In a human existence riddled with many uncertainties, inspiration is something to hold onto. The possibilities are endless with music, and the journey never ends. We hope you enjoy going down memory lane.