Nick Black of Strange Fellows Brewing Details His Three Favourite Albums

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.

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