Michael Molenda is an original punk (mid '70s vintage) who is listed in WHO's WHO IN CALIFORNIA ROCK. Molenda is responsible for some (but not all) of the following myths:
• Launched San Francisco's first rock and roll multimedia show
• Punched out the Dead Kennedy's East Bay Ray for asserting that Eric Clapton was a better guitarist than Johnny Thunders,
• Published the Bay Area's first gear newsletter
• Opened two seminal "S.F. scene'" recording studios
• Dated" Germany's Nena - - singer of "99 Luftballons"
• Edited ELECTRONIC MUSICIAN from 1990-1998
• Has his name imprinted on a plaque hanging at Alcatraz
• Once set fire to Sammy Hagar's Ferrari (by accident)
• Told Pete Best that Ringo actually WAS the better Beatle drummer
• Is currently Editor-in-Chief of GUITAR PLAYER
So without further ado, here are Michael Molenda’s favorite recordings, in no particular order.