Every Tuesday night I have been posting a picture of a cassette tape from my collection. When I first fell in love with rock music, it was February 1995, I was 11 years old, and I was forced to buy cassette tapes instead of the then fashionable compact disc. To commemorate 20 years in love with rock music I decided to start #TapeTuesday. Here is the latest. Follow me on Instagram @andyderer.
Here's your #TapeTuesday. Hailing from Shepherd's Bush, a neighborhood in London, songwriter Gavin Rossdale and guitarist Nigel Pulsford recorded this album rich with ear-candy melodies and full of the then-fashionable self-loathing grunge ideals. When Hollywood records (a subsidiary of Disney) deemed the record too edgy, Interscope snatched it up and the rest is history. Gavin's handsome grunge looks and his handsome grunge hooks (how do you like that rhyme) catapulted the band into superstardom, and Sixteen Stone birthed five hit singles all over MTV and rock radio in the two years following Kurt Cobain's death. Fun fact: Sixteen Stone is actually 224 lbs which is the weight of a woman that a friend of the band met for a date after reading an embellished singles-dating ad. This album is part of the soundtrack of my summer 1995. Purchased July 1995 at Coconuts Music & Video in Westmont, IL. #Bush #SixteenStone #GavinRossdale #NigelPulsford #RobinGoodridge #DaveParsons #CliveLanger #AlanWinstanley #Interscope #Trauma #EverythingZen #LittleThings #Glycerine #Comedown #Machinehead