Nine Questions

Nick Luca Nick Luca is a recording engineer at Wavelab Studios here in town, and has worked on records by Neko Case, Richard Buckner, Evan Dando and Tucson's own Calexico, to name a few. His own band, Luca, who are also the backing band for ex-X singer John Doe, will be playing Club Congress Aug. 19 to celebrate the release of their new album, You Win Again (Funzalo).

What was the first concert you ever saw?

It was either Johnny Cash at Boston Symphony Hall, or The Outlaws, The Ramones and John Butcher Axis at an outdoor venue in Keene, N.H. (I wonder who put together that bill?) I can't remember which came first.

What CDs are in your changer right now?

It only holds one, and it's the new Nine Inch Nails.

How many total albums do you own (CDs, vinyl, cassettes, 8-tracks)?

CDs, a couple hundred; vinyl, couple hundred; cassettes, a few hundred; 8-tracks, one--Deep Purple's greatest hits.

Do you download music, and if so, legally or illegally?


What was the first album you owned?

The first albums I ever bought were Aerosmith's Greatest Hits and U2's Under a Blood Red Sky. I still have them.

What song would you like played at your funeral?

"All Things Must Pass" by George Harrison. Too obvious? How about "Isn't It a Pity."

Musically speaking, what do you love that your friends don't know about? What's your favorite guilty pleasure?

Remember that song "Real Love" by Mary J. Blige with Notorious BIG? That groove is fon-kay!

What band or artist changed your life, and how?

Miles Davis made me realize that you can play in a number of different genres and still have your own voice--and less is more.

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

Beatles, Revolver. Get it?

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