Monday, August 6, 2018
Day Seven - 10 Albums in 10 Days
I think I was supposed to pick ‘London Calling,’ but I didn’t. Just know that I’m probably just as disappointed in me as you are. Actually, more so if I really start to think about ALL of my life decisions. You’ll probably (not) be surprised to hear that I picked up this album on CD in high school. I promise, not all of my 10 days will be albums that I discovered in high school. “Rock the Casbah” was the first song I heard by The Clash, but I can’t remember exactly where. I have a vague recollection of hearing it on an episode of The Simpsons. But maybe I saw the music video for it before that? Who can say. Sophomore year, in English class, I was writing a short story about two monkeys in North Africa. Naturally, “Rock the Casbah” came to mind and I realized that I needed to get the album it was on. Did you know the original title for this album was ‘Rat Patrol from Fort Bragg’? Did you know that I bought a bootleg version of it on vinyl from Amoeba Records that one time I was there? Did you know that I didn’t realize what it was until putting together this write-up and that I still haven’t listened to it? I *told* you I was disappointing!