This week's "Albums That Changed My Life" contributor is Justin Pearson of The Locust!
The band recently released "Molecular Genetics from the Gold Standard Labs": an album which features 44 tracks of hard-to-find and out-of-print material from the band's early years.
The release can be purchased on CD/vinyl/digitally here.
The Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks
This was the first album that really changed my life, in more ways than one. Sure, the music is a bunch of great pop songs, but the aesthetic of the band, as well as the style they created was simply something that the world of music and art needed. And for me, especially what a ten year old needed in order to grow up with.
I remember getting this LP and being able to stand there and stare at the record player from start to finish without even sitting down. At the time, I was blown away. Simple as that, this album had energy that was from another planet.
Drive Like Jehu - S/T
Musically speaking, this was one of the most innovative albums. And even to this day, completely holds up in every way. My copy skips all over, it has been played so many times over the years.