(Thee Honorable) Joe Stax!
I landed in York, Pa back in ’66, and was lucky to have a big sister (named Jo) who was already hip to the sounds of the day.
Thanks to her influence, a load of old fan mags and a pile of records she left behind when she moved out, the bedrock of my interests were formed. Years later, when I met Jim E. at the state U, he was already deep into finding those wild sounds from out of the past, and he hipped me up to lots o’ stuff I’d never even heard of before…
And so, under the influence of Nuggets, Pebbles (not the fruity kind, either), and Boulders, I started diggin’ thru mines of vinyl for ever more crazed and obscure sounds… a mania that continues to this day.