By Lee Zimmerman Throughout his career, Dave Pirner (above, second from left, with Soul Asylum in 2013) has consistently shown his musical adaptability. Prior to establishing himself as a swaggering frontman known for emotive vocals and low-slung guitar, he taught …
If there is one thing that we’ve learned from guitarist Zakk Wylde, it’s that you never know what entertaining tidbit or tale he might share during a conversation. Well, that, and his language will be at least as colorful as the story he’s sharing. Wylde’s list of the albums that changed his life is no different.
Through numerous decades and lineup changes, the gritty-voiced Dan McCafferty has warned us off romantic entanglements with the heartfelt “Love Hurts” and downright vicious “Hair of The Dog.” McCafferty grew up in a time when, he says, “You got some money in your pocket, you went and got music or you went to the movies because there was nothing else you could do.” Here’s the music McCafferty sought out.
Fast Eddie Clarke came to prominence in Motörhead, but the guitarist also is known for forming Fastway, an ’80s supergroup that originally featured UFO bassist Pete Way and ex-Humble Pie drummer Jerry Shirley. Fastway scored a hit with the hard-rockin’ “Say What You Will.” In 2012, Clarke got the band back together (this time with vocalist and bassist Toby Jepson) to release “Eat Dog Eat,” Fastway’s first studio album since 1990. In April, Clarke released the solo LP “Make My Day (Back to Blues)” on Secret Records. One thing that’s not much of a secret? The blues’ influence on Fast Eddie. Check out the 10 albums that changed his life.