Yngwie J. Malmsteen – Trilogy

Part 6 of a series that will run every Friday throughout 2012 as I discuss records that have affected me throughout the years – Flashback Fridays

As a young kid the music played on the radio was a strange mix of hair metal and hip hop. I took it all in, absorbing every little piece of music I could (at 10 or 11, it’d be some time before I figured out alternate ways of discovering bands). I remember listening to the “Top 40” countdown in my room – I’d bring down the two speakers and lay in between them, lost in the sound. The best days happened on the weekends when my friend and I would be given $10 (or $20) and off to downtown Hatboro, PA we would go. We had basically two choices – the Hatboro Music Shop or a shop called The Right Note.

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