This year, 2020, has been a year unlike any other. Among other things, this was the first year that I subscribed to a music service. When Google announced that it was folding Google Play Music into Youtube Music, I knew there would have to be some changes. As YouTube had already emerged as one of the dominant methods of listening to music in my new apartment, I figured we could ditch the ads by subscribing.
It took me a while to realize that, besides skipping the ads, I could listen to just about any album I could think of. Any album that I was either curious about or wanted to buy for years but never did was available for listen, and the first album in that category that I looked up was Guitar, by Sonny Sharrock.
Sonny Sharrock is probably most famous for composing and performing the theme song to Comedy Central’s Space Ghost Coast to Coast shortly before his untimely death in 1994. Anything that interesting deserves some investigation.