Reverend Riff (The Reverend Riff Show)

Reverend Riff

In My Vinyl Offering, we get up close and personal with your favorite musicians and friends to find out the most cherished parts of their record, CD or tape collection. This time around we feature the collection of Reverend Riff, 80s and 90s FM radio disc jockey and former host of The Reverend Riff Show on Grip of Delusion Radio.

The first record I ever bought with my own money was…

Van Halen II – It was actually part of 12 for 1 cent from RCA Music Club. It was my favorite of the 12.

The record that made me want to create music was…

Black Sabbath – Sabotage. It gives me goosebumps every time I listen to it.

The record I’ve played more than any other is…

Same answer as #2. What can I say?

The record that always make me feel good is…

Thin Lizzy – Johnny the Fox. That twin guitar attack gets me.

The record I turn to when I’m feeling down is…

Metallica – Ride the Lightning. I find it cathartic.

The record with my favorite cover art is…

Fu Manchu – In Search Of… Muscle Cars & a babe…can’t go wrong.

The strangest LP I own is…

Power Records: Batman LP – 1975. Yard sale find in very good condition.

The rarest LP I own is…

Nightcrawler – Soldier in Time. Metal band from Cleveland, OH. Personal friends. R.I.P. Cat Landris (passed in 2017)

The last LP I bought was…

Shotgun Sawyer – Bury the Hatchet. I’m actually listening to it as I type this.

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You can listen to past episodes of The Reverend Riff Show on Mixcloud at this location.

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Ken Kopija
I'm a black coffee drinking curmudgeon who loves heavy metal and 80s alternative music.

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