So Geogdaddi turns 20 in about 6 months. I was thinking about this album alot this morning.
What was everyone's experience first hearing it? I remember giving it a shot when it first came out. I was a pretty casual BoC fan at this point. Loved Roygbiv, was getting familiar with their other stuff, etc. but was not a full-fledged superfan like I soon became after my mind truly absorbed it all. I put it on late at night when I was doing some prep. for a college final but just couldn't focus enough to truly immerse myself in it. A couple weeks later I went on a road trip through Chippewa National Forest in Northern Minnesota and played the album straight through. Everything was perfect. The setting, the timing, my state of mind - it just aligned. I remember finally getting to "You Could Feel the Sky" and it just opened a new door in my mind. That was the precise moment where I turned into a BoC fanboy/superfan and I've never turned back. I remember being moved in a way that music had never moved me before, in the strangest most alien way possible.
Roygbiv was my intro but not the gateway. Geogaddi, as dense and complex as it is, made me the fan I am today. What an amazing, weird, beautiful album. I've of course listened to it countless times since, each listen a totally new experience. I still don't know which BoC album is my favorite, I guess it really depends on the day. But Geogaddi in alot of ways is the most meaninful album, if that makes sense.
Just reflecting, sorry for the livejournal cheesiness.