Father’s Day is right around the corner (Sunday, June 16th to be exact)! It’s a great opportunity to celebrate Dads and father figures everywhere. As the holiday approaches, we asked our Murfie staffers what music reminds them of their Dad, and we got some great stories of course!
John Williams – The Star Wars Trilogy
John: “Luke, I am your father.”
Tom Cochrane –Mad Mad World
Tyler: I remember rocking out to “Life is a Highway” with my dad as a young kid. Good times!
Styx – Paradise Theater
Tiffany: This is the only band I can remember my dad expressing an interest in. I think he appreciated the irony in the song “Too Much Time on My Hands”.
Led Zeppelin – Early Days
Steve: I have so many memories of driving with my dad and him listening to this album. Except he always skipped over “Whole Lotta Love” because he really didn’t like that song. Hearing any other track on this album reminds me of my dad.
Dire Straights – Brothers in Arms
Jeff: One of two albums my dad always had in his car, and our soundtrack on the way to watch him play softball with his coworkers.
Peter Gabriel – So
Jeff: The other permanent fixture of his ride, So still reminds me of his Pontiac 6000 and the mid 1980’s.
Spin Doctors – Pocket Full of Kryptonite
Leah: Instantly jets me back to the good ol’ days of cruisin’ around in my dad’s green ’92 Cadillac Seville – he’d blast this album on The Caddy’s fantastic speakers and we’d all jam out!
Cat Stevens – Tea for the Tillerman / The Beatles – 1967 to 1970 (Disc 1, Disc 2)
Daniella: Some of my favorite memories as a kid were of Papa playing his Ovation guitar, especially out of a Cat Stevens songbook and a Beatles songbook. Once we had a race to see who could sing “The Ballad of John and Yoko” the fastest. I think he let me win.
Bee Gees – Their Greatest Hits: The Record (Disc 1, Disc 2)
Matt: My mom was around the house a lot more than my dad while growing up, so she usually was in control of what was playing on the radio or stereo. On the rare occasion my dad got to choose what to listen to, it was either the Beach Boys or the Bee Gees all the way.
The Grateful Dead – Dick’s Picks, Vol. 18: Dane County Coliseum, Disc 1
Jim: Anything from these Grateful Dead ‘Dick’s Picks’ live albums brings back instant memories of growing up with my dad. I went home a week ago and he was still showing me Youtube videos of a concert he was at in 1978, he’s obsessed. This album has that show on it, so I felt it was a good fit!
Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon
Kayla: No album reminds me of my Dad more than this one. He listened to this all the time in his car when I was a kid. During the song “On the Run”, he would turn up the volume and say “Now imagine all these guys driving around in little space ships, instead of cars…” – seriously!
Happy Father’s Day from the Murfie team!