First/Last – Bill Munz

July 23, 2020

I write and record music that I enjoy. Hopefully others can find some enjoyment in it also.

Bill Munz is a Pittsburgh based experimental musician who recent release from May of this year entitled Just Smile and Shut the Door is available via local label RORER714 Recordings. I want to thank Bill (Guitar/Bass/Keyboards/Drum Programming/Vocals) forsaking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

The first album you ever bought?
The first album (cassette) I ever bought with my own money was Black Sabbath – Paranoid.

Your last album bought?
The last album (CD) I bought was Vista Chino – Peace.

Favorite album of all time?
SO many to choose from! Every Black Sabbath album! Most Frank Zappa albums! Soundgarden – Louder Than Love, Mind Funk – Dropped, ALL, Decendents, Misfits, Black Flag! Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique! I could go on and on! Can’t choose just one.

Least favorite/most disappointing album?
Metallica Black album. This album was such a disappointment when it came out! Total garbage! Plus it went on to ruin metal!

First concert attended?
Scorpions with Bon Jovi opening June 20th, 1984 Pittsburgh Civic Arena.

Last concert?
Dweezil Zappa March 6, 2020 Jergel’s.

Favorite concert ever?
I have seen thousands of concerts! SO many great ones, but one that has always stood out would be Sammy Hagar VOA tour Oct. 23. 1984 Pittsburgh Civic Arena.

Least favorite concert?
Foo Fighters July 19, 2018 PPG Paints Arena Pittsburgh. Totally ridiculous amount of wasted time!! 19 songs in 2 1/2 hours!!! WAY too much bullshit and not enough music!!

Favorite thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
I loved growing up in Pittsburgh!! So many great memories!! Seeing the City change over the years has been amazing. Now I am raising my kids in the City I grew up in. In some ways it is a completely different City, while it hasn’t changed much at all in some other ways.

Thanks, Bill. That Foo Fighters show has come up intermittently as people’s worst show over the years. I always wonder if the whole tour sucked or just that Pittsburgh gig?

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