Just noticed this on the shelf full of cassette tapes.
I bought this off a classmate in 9th grade for $5. In the ensuing years, 90% of my t-shirts bore the Iron Maiden logo.
The tape was purchased already well worn and didn’t have a tape cover, so I made this one for it.
It was the fork in the road that led to me playing electric guitar and listening to Slayer, Metallica, Anthrax and Megadeth.
The passion and aggression spoke to me and resonated like nothing else I had heard yet.
It’s one of the single most important records I ever heard based on life impact, but no, I never did worship the devil and that isn’t even what the song was trying to get listeners to do.
I recalled purchasing this tape in a flashback in my book Regret in Triptych because it’s part of my origin story.
What’s one of your most important records?
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