Well friends this playlist is near and dear to my heart, I will try to keep my explanation of it short and sweet.
Growing up I don't think I experienced music like most kids, the very first song I have memory of listening to is Frank Zappa's Don't Eat the Yellow Snow, with Warren Zevon's Werewolves of London a close second, I can remember sitting on the arm of the couch with my brother and father listening to the funny lyrics come out of the stereo speakers. I didn't know who Brittany Spears or N*Sync were until they were practically a distant memory in my classmates minds, because I was too busy listening to my Utopia cassette (that's right cassette) over and over in my walkman during our 4 hour trek to our campsite in upstate New York every weekend, and when I got sick of that I took off my headphones to listen to whatever my parents were playing on the radio, usually a classic rock station.
My dad always seemed to have some new album of a band only a handful of people had ever heard of. He would listen to them over and over again claiming, "the guitarist in this band is the greatest guitarist of all time," or "the lead singer of this band may be the greatest rock singer of all time, I wish I could sing like him." We would usually joke about my dad's claims but I really wouldn't be surprised if the man was right.
Over the years I've realized how lucky I am to have parents who exposed me to every sort of rock music from the Beatles to King Crimson, and I have no doubt in my mind taking and early interest in it all was a major factor in what makes me who I am today (so thankful for that). Although I remember times where I tried to act like I wasn't interested in what they had to offer, I can honestly say now that I did and always will love that music. Especially the songs I've chosen for this playlist. I hear them and I can truly say it takes me back to my childhood. I know some of these songs might be a little out there, but stick with it and maybe they will grow on you like they have for me.