Here's your #TapeTuesday. From 1994, it's Sheryl Crow with her debut album Tuesday Night Music Club. The album title was based on the loose collective of musicians Sheryl would jam with during the recording of the album. Written with her then boyfriend Kevin Gilbert, the couple immediately broke up after the albums release and made for lots of credit disputes. After a complete dud of a lead single "Run Baby Run" the album absolutely exploded due to the single "All I Wanna Do" based on the Wyn Cooper poem "Fun." "Leaving Las Vegas" combined a funky backbeat with a super catchy melody that could have been grafted during Sheryl's years of being a background singer for Michael Jackson during his BAD tour. "Strong Enough" laid her soul to bare and being an emotional theme song for abused women during the mid 90s. All in all, this album heralded the entrance of one of the most powerful female voices of the past 20 years. You couldn't put her in grunge, alternative, pop, dance or country; as she was really her own genre. The album still sounds fresh today and has sold over 7 million copies. Purchased at Record Utopia in Westmont, IL August 2015 for $1.00. #SherylCrow #TuesdayNightMusicClub #BillBottrell #DavidBaerwald #KevinGilbert #DavidRicketts #DanSchwartz #BrianMacLeod #A&MRecords
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.