Oyster #98: Evan Glodell's First Album
We ask the US filmmaker about the first album he ever owned.
"The first album I ever got was given to me by my uncle, I think. It was Dire Straits, the one with the metal twelve-string guitar on the cover [Brothers in Arms], but I don't know if that’s a good answer, because I was a little kid. I was more stoked about the fact that I had a CD, because CDs were all new then. It was so shiny!
The first one I bought was actually a tape: 'Epic' by Faith No More. I was about nine or ten at the time, living in Vermont, setting things on fire and causing mayhem in my neighbourhood. I was obsessed with Arnold Schwarzenegger when I was a kid and so I had a blond, spiky flat-top. When I went for a haircut I was like, 'Give me the Terminator haircut.'
I haven't listened to that album in a while, but my girlfriend’s roommate has been listening to it in his room, and so I've been thinking that I should go and get that again. I can’t remember what else I thought was cool ... Actually, someone gave me a Soundgarden album around the same time, and it had all these songs that were really dirty, that were about sex and had a lot of swear words. I'd listen to it with my friend and be like, "This is so awesome, they swear so much!"
— Evan Glodell is an American filmmaker and builder of flamethrowers. His debut film, Bellflower, sold at Sundance 2011, and is part love story, part ode to said flamethrowers.