1. Guns n' Roses, Appetite for Destruction
I caught this band with Motley Crew in the Cajundome in 1987 (yes we used to have real rock shows there), a few months after their debut LP was released and long before Axl's spandex, wireless mics, and theatrics. The band totally blew Motley Crew, the local preachers (who tried to cancel the show), and myself away.
2. Led Zeppelin, Physical Graffiti
It incorporates vast instrumentation into a basic blues based rock and roll formula. I’ve always dug the English, folk influence of Zeppelin as much, if not more so, than the blues-based Zeppelin. "Black Country Woman" could just as soon be from the swamp.
3. Rolling Stones, Exile on
“Rocks Off,” “Loving cup”- great music is often recorded under trying circumstances. The album’s sound just oozes out of the dank drug laced cellar in which it was recorded in Nellcôte."
5. David Bowie, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
Troy Primo (Primeaux) lives in Lafayette, plays guitar in the band Santeria, and has a degree from University of Louisiana that he puts to good use growing Lafayette's hottest organic peppers.