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The records of my life by Roberto Tierz, owner of the Sidecar room

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The records of my life by Roberto Tierz, owner of the Sidecar room

Sidecar, the mythical Barcelona concert hall, has completed forty years of history. Apart from various special celebrations, its owner, Roberto Tierzsigns a book full of anecdotes entitled “This is not the Sidecar book” (66rpm, 23). Two more than enough reasons for us to ask him about the six records of his life.

To make this concise selection, I thought it was better to go to the originals and not to the copies, no matter how much I like them. The result is a list of records that I listened to long after they were released, but which, for various reasons, have influenced all those that came after.

The Beach Boys – “Pet Sounds” (1966)

Like most of the records on this list, it reached my hands (ears) many years after they were released. Since then I haven’t stopped listening to it. The work of a genius, Brian Wilson.

Bob Dylan – “Blonde On Blonde” (1966)

My first Dylan record. With the help of a dictionary, I discovered that lyrics do matter and that you don’t need to sing “well” to be a great singer.

The Beatles – “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” (1967)

It was the second record I bought in my life. It had been years since those from Liverpool had dissolved, however, it continued and continues to sound fresh and innovative.

The Velvet Underground – “The Velvet Underground And Nico” (1967)

A very influential album in most of the groups that I like the most. Great lyrics about drugs and sex and memorable themes.

The Rolling Stones – “Exile On Main St.” (1972)

Difficult to choose a single album by the Stones. It would be better, a sum of several, however, this is my favorite. Furthermore, the legendary circumstances surrounding their recording are filtered through their glorious songs.

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The Clash “London Calling” (1979)

It is a record that meant for many a “call” to rebellion. Largely responsible for Sidecar being open today.

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