My Vinyl Offering – Thomas Andrew Doyle

Thomas Andrew Doyle holding Celtic Frost vinyl

In My Vinyl Offering, we get up close and personal with our favorite musicians and friends to find out the most cherished parts of their record collection. For this inaugural post, we feature the collection of legendary musician/producer/composer and brother Thomas Andrew Doyle, the man best known as Tad.

The first record I ever bought with my own money was…
“Honestly, I don’t remember what the record was. Could have been any number of records, but… Judas Priest – Sad Wings of destiny I remember thinking, ‘this is such a great image on the cover. I must have this record if for no other reason than the artwork.'”

The record that made me want to make music was…
“There are SO MANY! AC/DC – Let There Be Rock. I spent many thousands of hours analyzing Phil Rudd’s drumming. It felt so good to put on the isolating headphones and play along with this record. It truly felt like I was the drummer for AC/DC! Then I spent thousands more analyzing the rest of the band especially Malcolm’s tone and delivery. Honorable mention to Black Sabbath’s Black Sabbath, Killdozer – Little Baby Buntin’, Big Black and Head of David.”

The record I’ve played more than any other is…
“Frank Zappa – One Size Fits All / AC/DC – Let There Be Rock. I had every Frank Zappa/Mothers Of Invention record ever made by 1986. Then, I moved out of a house and lost them between moving out of the old place and into the new. I was devastated. This ended my ‘Record Collecting’ days.”

The record that always make me feel good is…
“Sly & The Family Stone – Greatest Hits. Always a good time.”

The record I turn to when I’m feeling down is…
YOB – The Great Cessation. YOB is a favorite and honestly any YOB record is a winner. Check out Middian’s ‘Age Eternal’ as well. One record out on Metal Blade who didn’t support the band when some crap band who also had the name filed a cease and desist order. ”

The record with my favorite cover art is…
“Celtic Frost – To Mega Therion. Self explanatory. H.R. Giger… Enough said.”

The strangest LP I own is…
“Scott Walker – The Drift (and) Bish Bosch. This one is a double header. Bish Bosch is in my possession but I don’t own it. A friend abandoned this record saying, ‘You can keep it. It’s unlistenable.'”

The rarest LP I own is…
“I have no idea. I have never been much of a record collector.”

The last LP I bought was…
“Cherubs – 2 Ynfynyty. Side note: I don’t buy that much stuff anymore. I have been blessed with people giving me their music. However, 2 Ynfynyty was a must have. I love these guys and their music.”

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Thomas Andrew Doyle’s debut solo album, Incineration Ceremony, is out now. You can purchase it here.

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