Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Artist: Stress
LP: Stress
Song: "My Father Once Said"
[ listen ]

After checking out the music and arts festival going on in downtown Baton Rouge, I drove over to the next record store on my list, Music Treasure Chest. Owned and operated by twin brothers Noel & Joel Jackson, the Music Treasure Chest is filled with Rap, R&B, Blues, Jazz, Gospel, Christian, Pop, Country, Zydeco, Cajun, Rock, Alternative, and more! All LPs are just $4.99, no matter if they're actually worth $1.99 or $109.99. Joel, the friendly twin working when I stopped by (his brother was probably busy doing his radio show), says he likes to price all records at $5 so that people from the neighborhood stop by often to see what's available, perhaps even finding a musical treasure! I found several treasures in the chest myself, including this 1991 self-titled LP by the short-lived British group Stress. I once owned this one on CD back in 1991 and liked it a lot, but some Mormon roommate/thief stole it from my bedroom, along with my Primus and Red Hot Chili Peppers CDs, in our large shared house in Provo, Utah. I'd rather own it on vinyl anyway, so if you're reading this, asshole, you can just go ahead and keep that CD. Unfortunately I wasn't able to find any more photos of the group, since my Google search for "Stress band" only conjured up images like this one, this one, and this one. But you can read a little about the Stress band on Wikipedia here. I sure wish they'd made another record.

[ Joel Jackson at Music Treasure Chest — Baton Rouge, Louisiana ]

1 comment:

dj trish said...

Hi Alex
Glad to see you posting again
I always say don't mess with anyones ride or their music.Glad you replaced the stolen CDs!Trish