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Musicians share their vinyl memories on Art Zone

Sunshowers. Heartache. Rainy-day dance sessions. Coltrane, Kiss, Elvis and electro-pop perfection. Seattle musicians and a music journalist share their vinyl memories and reminisce about the albums that influenced them. We’ve compiled the short segments featured in a recent special edition of Art Zone that paid tribute to the medium of vinyl.

Singer-songwriter SassyBlack discusses how “Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band” put her at ease as a child.

Kim Thayil
Soundgarden lead guitarist Kim Thayil on how “Alive!” by Kiss influenced his music.

Charles R. Cross
Music journalist Charles R. Cross talks about how Bob Dylan’s “Blood on the Tracks” helped him discover his voice.

Delvon Lamarr
Organ soul man Delvon Lamarr discusses how John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” changed everything that he knew about jazz.

Rachel Flotard
Visqueen power punk lead singer Rachel Flotard remembers sweaty childhood dance sessions to “Donna Summer’s Greatest Hits.”

Freddie Dennis
Freddie Dennis of the Sonics remembers how Elvis Presley’s “Hound Dog” blew him away as a child.

Brent Amaker 
Brent Amaker, of Brent Amaker and the Rodeo, discusses how Gary Numan’s “The Pleasure Principle” inspired improvised instrumentation.