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Corey Reidy

Corey Reidy plays guitar with the local rock band Church Key. He's also a key instigator in the release of Stunning Tonto Forever, a compilation of Tucson-based acts from the early 2000s on the Stunning Tonto record label. Church Key plays with several other local bands at Plush on Friday, Feb. 8, for the album's release.

What was the first concert you attended?

Tom Petty. My parents wanted me to "experience the culture" of a rock show. Little did I know that "culture" was a sweaty man named Greg that knew all the words to "Free Fallin'."

What are you listening to these days?

Podcasts, right? A.V. Club's Undercover series, which has bands picking a song from a list of tunes and performing them, is great.

What was the first album you owned?

Queen, News of the World. I would stare at the cover with the band dead and bloody, making up stories as to what the giant metal robot guy did to them. Then I would hide the album because it freaked me out.

What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone seem to love but you just don't get?

Baroque. What is with the harpsichords, powdery makeup and wigs? Also, I don't like jam bands.

What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?

Led Zeppelin, in the midst of their devil-worshipping, heavy-drinking 20s, crashing a car through a barn while Jimmy Page rips a solo made of fire and lightning.

Musically speaking, what is your favorite guilty pleasure?

Nothing. I totally don't listen to 311 anymore or Everclear. And yes, Sparkle and Fade is awesome.

What song would you like to have played at your funeral?

The theme from Eyes Wide Shut, as I am propped up in a chair next to my coffin, staring at the crowd.

What band or artist changed your life, and how?

Les Claypool. Guy blew my mind as a kid, basically taught me that music is what you make of it. There are no rules or boundaries, there is no limit to what you can do.

Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?

The Flaming Lips, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots.

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