Cameron Barham - Album Reviews
Cameron is a native of East Point, Georgia and grew up in an aluminum ghetto (or trailer park) on the south side of Atlanta. His parents were hippies who loved music and passed this on to him. He first realized that music could change things or at least make them more interesting in the second grade when he went to see Frank Zappa’s Eat at Joe’s Garage tour at the Fox Theater. A second epiphany occurred when he was working at Camelot Music during the death of hair metal and country music and the rise of gangsta rap and the darkest season of pop music (i.e. New Kids on the Block and Milli Vanilli). He found refuge in the Pixies’ “Dolittle”, the Jesus and Mary Chain’s “Automatic”, and Nine Inch Nails’ “The Pretty Hate Machine.” He still maintains that ELO’s “El Dorado” is one of the best albums of all time despite his wife’s bitter hatred of the band and that record in particular.
He is currently a physical therapist who gets paid to hurt people, trying feebly to finish seminary, and serving as a chaplain at the Macon Rescue Mission.