Top 5 with Albums with Primo (guitarist, Santeria)

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 Main Street
“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."


4. Beatles, Abbey Road
This album should make everyone's list for George Harrison's "Something" alone. The greatest love song ever. Abbey Road is the simply the band's swan song. 

 

 

5. David Bowie, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
For Bowie's imaginative, out of this world lyrics and songwriting, and for the late Mick Ronson's incredible guitar tone. Bowie has so many great albums, but if I had to pick one, this would be it.  "5 Years" sets the mood off right from the start. 


 

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.

Primo

 

1. Guns n' Roses - Appetite For Destruction

"I caught this band with Motley Crew in the Cajun Dome circa 1987 (yes we used to have real rock shows there). Only months after their debut LP was released, and long before Axl's tyrants and spandex,wireless, or added pyrotechnics.....the band totally blew Motley Crew, the local preachers (who tried to cancel the show), and myself away."

2. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti

"The incorporation of vast instrumentation and culture into a basic blues based rock n' roll formula.  I have always dug the English-folk influence of Zeppelin as much or more so than the blues based Zeppelin.  "Black Country Woman" just as soon be from the swamp."

3. Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street

" Rocks off, loving cup, etc..… Great music is often recorded under trying circumstances. The album’s sound just oozes out of that dank drug laced cellar in which it was recorded; Nellcôte, the Gestapo headquarters during the Second World War.


4. Beatles - Abbey Road

"This album should make everyone's list for George Harrison's "Something" alone. The Greatest love song ever! Abbey Road is the simply the band's swan song. 

And in the end
The love you take
Is equal to the love you make."


5. David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

"For Bowie's imaginative, out of this world lyrics & songwriting, and for the late Mick Ronson's incredible guitar taste and tone.  Bowie has so many great albums, but if I had to pick one....this would be it.  "5 Years" sets the mood off right from the start. 

6. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Second Helping

If I had to toss in a bonus pick, it would be this one. "I Need You" is the hidden gem that never makes the Skynyrd compilations; people simply know the album for "Sweet Home Alabama".  Gary Rossington's Les Paul guitar cries and moans of unrequited love."

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