Last week I visited some of my first sales of the year. One of them was a church sale in my local town-I always love these. You just never know what you’re going to find as there are people donating from all over the place and you can find many treasures. With this particular sale I was able to find a load of children’s chapter books, a set of children’s encyclopedias and a handful of some of my favorite music CD’s from the 80’s and 90’s. You can see some of the music I picked up below as well as some of my favorite songs from each CD…
The Smashing Pumpkins – Adore
I can still remember seeing Billy Corgan in Chicago before they became so huge. My absolute favorite song on this album is “Perfect” which is track 3. You can click on the upper left hand corner to toggle tracks.
Lifehouse – No Name Face
This album isn’t one of my favorites because there’s literally only one song on it that love. “Hanging By A Moment” Track 1.
Days of the New
I love this album. Travis Meeks has such a powerful voice. My overall favorite song is “Shelf In The Room.”
Creed – My Own Prison
Creed for me will never be forgotten. Scott Stapp is *positively* one of my most favorite singers of all time and I have a serious emotional connection to this album. This is definitely one of my favorite CD’s from this entire music haul and it’s hard for me to pick one song from this album, but it has to be Track 9 “What’s This Life For.” You can toggle tracks in the upper left corner.
Scott Stapp has definitely struggled and you can read about him online. He wrote a book that I’m looking forward to reading titled “Sinner’s Creed.” You can add it on Goodreads by clicking the book below.
Sinner’s Creed is the uncensored memoir of Scott Stapp, Grammy Award-winning leader of the multiplatinum rock band CREED. Raised by an abusive stepfather, Scott was always aware of God’s presence in his life, but it wasn’t until years later, amid a life punctuated by sex, drugs, and rock ’n roll that Scott began to feel a need for God in his life.
During CREED’s decade of dominance and in the years following the band’s breakup, Scott struggled with drugs and alcohol, which led not only to a divorce, but also to a much-publicized suicide attempt in 2006. Now clean, sober, and in the midst of a highly successful solo career, Scott has finally come full circle-a turnaround he credits to his renewed relationship with Jesus Christ.
In Sinner’s Creed, Scott shares his story for the first time, from his fundamentalist upbringing, the rise and fall of CREED, and his ongoing battle with addiction, to his recommitment to Christ and the launch of his solo career. The result is a gripping memoir that is proof positive that God is always present in our lives, despite the colossal mess we sometimes make of them.
Here’s another bonus video of Scott singing at a book signing. “With Arm’s Wide Open.”
Toadies – Rubberneck
Here’s a CD I thought I’d never see again. It was a one hit wonder band for me because my absolute favorite and only song ever really loved by them is “Possum Kingdom.” The interesting thing about this song is the reason they wrote it in the first place. The song was written regarding folklore in their home state of Texas about Possum Kingdom Lake near Fort Worth. In the video, what you think is happening, really isn’t happening. The viewer is tricked until the end…
U2- The Joshua Tree
I simply can’t pick one song from this album. I can still remember listening to this album over and over again when I was just eleven years old. It’s a toss up between “With Or Without You” and “Where The Streets Have No Name.”
Blink 182 – Dude Ranch
Ok, this is definitely not my favorite Blink 182 album, but from this one I’m picking “Untitled.” It’s really the only song I like on this album.
Live – Throwing Copper
Hands down – “Lightning Crashes”
Temple of the Dog
I’ve probably listened to this album hundreds of times and I’m not even joking. This was my “go to” album daily-for years. I’m going to pick “Hungar Strike” because it was a song that I would play on my guitar over and over again. I chose to actually use the music video here rather than use the whole album video because there’s a funny error that they never fixed in the video. It’s when Eddie Vedder takes over singing right after Chris Cornell at 1:42 and he’s singing the words “The Fire’s Cooking” and instead of beginning with “Fire” he starts with “Mouth.” Maybe I watched it one too many times. 🙂 Maybe they edited the video and put that part in at the wrong spot? “The Mouths Are Choking” is in the next verse. I always found that interesting…
Bush – Sixteen Stone
I really like this album and Bush has always been one of my favorite bands from the start. I have to say “Comedown” is my favorite. When I hear this song I can’t help but think of the movie “Fear” with Mark Wahlberg and Reese Witherspoon. Why did he have to be such a psycho in the movie?
Tesla – The Great Radio Controversy
So, this is the oldest album in this entire haul. Believe it or not, I still listen to Tesla. 🙂 My favorite song on this album is “Love Song.”
A Bonus CD!
Inside the Tesla album was a bonus CD! The Cars Greatest Hits. This is another great 80’s album. I love the whole album, but I have to pick “Drive.”
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