5 Albums I Can’t Live Without: Johnny 3 Tears of Hollywood Undead

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Name  Johnny 3 Tears

Best known for  D list celebrity status (I knew Tom from MySpace).

Current city  L.A.

Really want to be in Prague. I would be walking the streets and enjoying antiquity.

Excited about  New album dropping, our best yet in my opinion.

My current music collection has a lot of Folk, been on a weird folk journey lately. John Prine and Gordon Lightfoot in particular.

And a little bit of  Hip hop always.

You wouldn’t expect me to listen to  I love Enya and Portishead.

Preferred format  I prefer vinyl for sound quality, but streaming is just awesome. Think of a random song and play it, pretty awesome.

 

5 Albums I Can’t Live Without:

 

1
Green River, Creedence Clearwater Revival

 

It’s just so perfectly written, no wasted notes, nothing embellished. Fogerty is an underestimated player, I suck and can recognize his brilliance. And, of course, songs are hooky but have heart.

2
Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), Wu-Tang Clan

 

This was the first album I heard that had interchanging members, which we tried to duplicate (and failed on many occasions). What I loved so much when I heard it was that they had so much personality, I literally felt like I was in Wu, it made me feel like I was a part of something. That’s special.

3
Sea Change, Beck

 

Best album about heartbreak I’ve ever heard. Stripped and as honest as can be. It actually shifted what I believe was important about music, I realized that my story could be important also, I stopped writing for other people and started writing what I felt–changed my life.

4
Revolver, The Beatles

 

Just about as good as it gets, I can’t imagine a better album honestly in many ways. Songwriting was peak quality, never really touched again, in my opinion. “Eleanor Rigby” is still my favorite song ever written.

5
The Marshall Mathers LP, Eminem

 

This was when I realized that hip hop could be self-deprecating and vulnerable. It’s an amazing album top to bottom, got me though some tougher times, and I always remember those albums.

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