Thursday, November 26, 2015

Rainn Wilson : The Greatest Albums of the Early 80's

   I'm reading Rainn Wilson's entertaining and thoughtful memoir because we both share Western Washington roots and I just want to let people know there's a chapter dedicated to his favorite albums of the early 80's. Until a friend passed him some cassettes with The Clash, The Police, Squeeze and Elvis Costello albums on them, he was a dedicated Classic Rock fan. He would soon don rectangular sunglasses, a skinny piano tie, and begin taking acting lessons.

    The chapter featuring his fave albums has fun descriptions I won't repeat here because I seriously fear the wrath of Dwight Schrute. And trademarks and stuff.

The Clash London Calling 
Talking Heads The Name of This Band is Talking Heads 
XTC English Settlement 
Squeeze East Side Story 
Elvis Costello Imperial Bedroom 
R.E.M. Reckoning 
Laurie Anderson Big Science 
Husker Du Zen Arcade 
The Replacements Let It Be 
X Wild Gift 
Violent Femmes 
The Smiths

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