Mike McGinnis (Knife Hits Records)

Mike McGinnis

In this offering, we are very pleased to get up close and personal with Mike McGinnis. Mike runs the Philadelphia based label Knife Hits Records. He has also played/is playing in a plethora of bands, including Fight Amp, Low Dose and Rid Of Me.

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

Having a little trouble jogging my memory here but for vinyl it may have been the Orchid – Dance Tonight! Revolution Tomorrow! 10”. My first physical album was probably Soundgarden – Superunknown on cassette.

The record that made me want to make music was…

Another deep memory dig… it had to be something like Nirvana or Black Flag or Dead Kennedys … but I think I can final answer with Rage Against The Machine self titled (though it was a cassette tape at the time and I’m way more into Evil Empire these days). I was making music for a long time before I was vinyl collecting, but if we’re going strictly vinyl my parents copy of Sabbath – Paranoid probably pushed me along a bit

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

For vinyl probably Talking Heads – Remain In Light. I prefer Fear Of Music but Remain In Light has been in my collection for longer. All formats… probably my Nirvana – In Utero cassette.

The record that always make me feel good is…

36 Chambers

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

To bring me further down or back up? Haha. Neil Young – Harvest. Little bit of both.

The record with my favorite cover art is…

Unwound – Repetition

The strangest LP I own is…

Clash Of The Titans soundtrack

The rarest LP I own is…

I don’t pay very close attention to rarity but Cherubs – Heroin Man seems pretty hard to come by these days

The last LP I bought was…

Been mostly buying cassettes, picked up Crypto Order – The Age Of Demoralization a couple weeks back. I think my most recent vinyl LP was Clock Of Time – Pestilent Planet.

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I'm a very tired, black coffee drinking curmudgeon who has been collecting records and cassettes for over forty five years. Listening to metal, 80's alternative and jazz.

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