The Employee Interview:
4+ years employed at Amoeba
Q: What was the first music you remember hearing as a kid, before you had a say?
Z: "Back in the USSR," "Good Vibrations," and the "Monster Mash." My dad would play these while he got me dressed on the couch in the living room before preschool.
Q: How have these songs influenced your musical likes and dislikes?
Z: With the Beatles, it gave me a great pop foundation for discerning melodies I like and dislike, but as I got older I really couldn't take the Beatles anymore and had a long stretch of being completely over them while I explored other musical avenues. Since the birth of MY son I have embraced the Beatles once again, having had enough time off and being able to hear them again for the first time along with him.
Q: What was your first concert? Last?
Z: First concert was the Kinks at the Palladium in LA, '87 and my last was the Melvins at Great American.