I started this obsession when I was about 7 or 8 and I got one of those black cassette recorders with the red record button inside the play button. I used to hold it up to my dad's stereo speakers and try to capture the sound. He had those huge stacks of speakers complete with the black tuck and pleat vinyl. Then I got a 4 track and a MC303 when I was 18, about the same time I was getting bored with the guitar. Several bands and countless late nights later... Let's just say, I haven't been the same since!!