The first person that ever played me Karp was my friend Jarred. I remember thinking they sounded like what a band equally influenced by Melvins and nursery rhymes would sound like.
I loved them instantly, and actually taped them off of him as soon as I could buy some more cassettes. (hahah! Cassettes...), I never did see them live, even though I had the chance to at Gilman, but they remain a favorite of mine.
I actually become friends with Jared from KARP years later and, indeed even played a few shows with The Whip. Jared is now in Big Business and Melvins, which is fantastic.
2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22? (Van Halen)
Panama, my dad had the record 1984, and I thought it was pretty cool, I would jump around to it a lot. Then I didn't really think about VH again until about 20 years later, when I had a few friends extol the praises of their first records, I checked them out for myself after getting a really cool compilation cd made by another friend, and it turns out. …