Josh Caterer,
The TVD First Date

“One of my first musical memories was listening to my Dad’s copy of Led Zeppelin II on vinyl.”

“As a little kid, that album was fascinating to me. The weird picture on the front cover where they look like old time fighter pilots. The inside of the gatefold with the giant blimp with spotlights shining on it. I would sit and stare at those mysterious images while I listened to the album. I distinctly remember hearing that psychedelic breakdown in “Whole Lotta Love” and being mesmerized and even a little frightened by it.

Listening to that record at such an impressionable age probably shaped my concept of what music could do. It showed me that these sounds on a piece of plastic can actually create a different world for people to spend time in.

When I was about 8 years old, our next door neighbors had a garage sale. There was a cardboard box full of L’s for sale. As I rummaged through it, one of the album covers grabbed my attention. It was a crazy cartoon picture of some kind of futuristic robot head hovering over a TV screen showing 4 action hero type guys running away from a large explosion.

I’d never heard of the band before, but with an album cover as cool as that, how could they be bad? So I shelled out 50 cents of my allowance and Jailbreak by Thin Lizzy became the first album I ever bought. The music on that album turned out to be just as awesome as the cover.

Many a childhood hour was spent absorbing those interlocking guitar solos and lilting melodies while I gazed at the captivating artwork, dreaming of someday making albums of my own.”
Josh Caterer

The Hideout Sessions, the new release from Smoking Popes frontman Josh Caterer is in stores now via Pravda Records—on vinyl.

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