Albums from my Tween years.
1. The Butterfly Effect: ‘Begins Here’. As an unfortunate looking teen, I thought that if I could sing like Clint Boge girls would love me. Huge sound and intensity in that ‘Begins Here’ record and in their first EP.
2. New Found Glory: ‘Sticks And Stones’. Music about girls. Music about girls. Music about girls. Music about girls. Music about girls. Music about girls.
3. Hilltop Hoods: ‘The Calling’. One of the first handful of Australian hip hop records I bought as a kid. Safe to say I aspired for that status from then on… after all, I can’t sing like Clint Boge.
4. Atmosphere: ‘You Can’t Imagine How Much Fun We’re Having’. Just the ultimate anti-thesis to the Eminem plague/ fever at the time. No gimmicks, minimal hyperbole hip hop music from real life.
5. Lazy Grey: ‘Banned In Queensland’. Undoubtedly the godfather of the Queensland hip hop scene. Crazy good lyricist and relatable while making me feel like a bad man. ‘BIQ’ was the epitome of loud, drive-with-the-window-down music for us as trouble makers. Good times.
Seven performs at Sprung Festival on Saturday November 10 at the RNA Showgrounds.