Definitive Records asks interesting Vancouverites to sift through their memories and select the three album cornerstones of their musical tastes. Today we hear from Nick Black, self-described “Pirate” and man in charge of sales at Strange Fellows Brewing.
The Rolling Stones – Beggars Banquet
I grew up on The Stones – my pops is a huge fan – and they probably accounted for around 70% of what I listened to when I was young. As such, I’ve become a huge fan myself. I would call them my all time favourite band of all time. It is very difficult to choose just one album from them, but I guess it has to be Beggars Banquet. It is as close as it gets to a perfect album.
Tom Waits – Nighthawks at the Diner
I was a little late getting to Tom Waits. I think I was in my early twenties when I first heard this album and it blew me away. Not only did it make me a massive Tom Waits fan, but it also opened my mind to jazz, which I hadn’t really understood previously. Since then I’ve become a massive jazz fan too.
The Kills – Keep on your Mean Side
If the Stones are my all time favourite band of all time, then The Kills are probably my second favourite band of all time. I still remember the first time I heard the song “Monkey 23.” It’s haunting beauty had me immediately and I’ve loved everything from them ever since.