In honor of Record Store Day this Saturday: Ten records we treasure. What's your favorite vinyl?
Various artists: Brazilian Guitar Fuzz Bananas
I traded a copy of Cal Tjader's eponymous album for this gem, a two-disc retrospective of deep Brazilian cuts, one fateful evening a couple years ago. It was one of those magically serendipitous musical moments. I had been listening to N.A.S.A.'s debut record, The Spirit of Apollo, and was obsessed with the guitar riff on "Way Down." It turned out that was lifted from Ton and Sergio's "Vou Sair Do Cativeiro," the first song on the second disc of the Fuzz Bananas compilation. Brazil's psychedelic music scene produced some incredible material, and this got me started. -- Patrick Rodgers