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Five Albums That Changed My Life: Julia Pierce of Cherri Bomb

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Los Angeles troublemakers Cherri Bomb will be releasing This Is the End of Control, their debut album, next month. Though the girls’ ages range from 13 to 16, their album is the product of years of work. It begins with guitarist/vocalist Julia Pierce, who found her musical calling before she was five.

Her talent was undeniable, and her commitment was so unwavering that her parents were persuaded to uproot the family and move from New Jersey to Los Angeles – where they believed that she would have more opportunities to pursue her music. “When I got an electric guitar,” she says, “I realized that I wanted and needed to start my own band. I posted ads online and in local music shops around LA, looking for girl musicians my own age who were as passionate about music as I was. At the time it was hard to find girls my age who could even play instruments.”

To help celebrate the release, Noisecreep asked each member of Cherri Bomb to take part in our ongoing ‘Five Albums That Changed My Life’ series. This week, we’ll posting each list from Monday through Thursday. Today, we bring you Julia’s list. As a bonus, you can also check out a video diary she recently posted on Vevo.

Check out Julia’s list and video diary below!

Nevermind, Nirvana (1991)

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“I’ve listened to songs from this album ever since I was very little. I’ve always looked up to Kurt Cobain as a musician throughout my childhood. It’s just a very special album to me, because I can feel the rawness in each and every song. I would accurately describe this album as a masterpiece.”

Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge, My Chemical Romance (2004)

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“I love every My Chemical Romance album, but this one is my favorite. I really love the dark sound and image of this album. The rage and powerful emotion of it has always been a relatable source for me, and it’s kind of like my therapeutic album. It’s pretty much a part of who I am today. Generally, I’m just in love with every song. There isn’t one song on this album that i’m tired of listening to. I still can’t get enough!”

The Colour and the Shape, Foo Fighters (1997)

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“The aggression of this album always gets me super pumped. It’s the album that motivates me more than anything. After watching the Foo Fighters perform songs from this album live, it made me fall in love with it even more than I already was. I love that every song is so distinct from one another. Dave Grohl is a huge inspiration to me as a leading frontman, and his signature vocals add another sweet element to the album, which makes it sound even more unique. Overall, I’m in love with this album because it is just so brilliantly written and well put together.”

The Flood, Of Mice & Men (2011)

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“I fell in love with this album because of its insanely heavy and kick ass riffs that I could listen to all day. Aside from that, the intensity of this album gives me chills. Austin Carlile’s melodies in this album are some of the most beautiful melodies I’ve ever heard. I can’t help but head bang to the inane and tasteful breakdowns in the songs from this album. The combination of beautiful melodies, intense music, amazing breakdowns, and utterly amazing lyrics (that reach out to me) make this hands down one of my favorite albums ever.”

There is a Hell, Believe Me…, Bring Me the Horizon (2010)

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“This album takes me on a journey. Not only love the heavy parts of this album, but I’m gravitated towards the beautiful clean guitar tones along with intense cries and screams of emotion from Oli Sykes, especially in their song “Don’t Go” (that also features Lights) which moves me to tears. Musically, this was Bring Me The Horizon’s best album in my opinion, which is why I love it so much. One of my favorite parts of this album is the heavy but powerful musical interludes and quiet breakdowns. This album leaves me just absolutely speechless.”

Watch Julia of Cherri Bomb’s Teenage Rock Diary


Cherri Bomb’s debut album, This Is the End of Control, will be out on May 15. Head over to the band’s official website for a free download of their track “Too Many Faces.”

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