Daniel Chapman

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Daniel "danimal" Chapman was born June 20, 1976 in Freehold, New Jersey (hometown of Bruce Springstein). He had an uneventful childhood and moved to Miami at the age of 5. Dan attended the University…
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Daniel "danimal" Chapman was born June 20, 1976 in Freehold, New Jersey (hometown of Bruce Springstein). He had an uneventful childhood and moved to Miami at the age of 5. Dan attended the University of Florida, and while there closely followed the local music scene. In 1996 he became a music reviewer for the "Detours" section of the University of Florida newspaper the "Independent Florida Alligator." "The Alligator" was hailed as the largest student run newspaper in North America. By late 1997, he became the music editor of "Detours" and was the only staff writer not majoring in a Journalism-related field. In 1998, he was named entertainment editor of "Detours," which continued a daily circulation of 40,000 per issue. ~ Daniel Chapman

Desert Island List

Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain

The Who - Quadrophenia

Pavement - Slanted & Enchanted

Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen

Elvis Costello - My Aim is True

Jawbreaker - 24 Hour Revenge Therapy

The Clash - (self titled)

David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust

Buzzcocks - Singles Going Steady

The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

Sugar - Copper Blue

Nick Lowe - Jesus of Cool

Stooges - Fun House

Fugazi - Repeater

Television - Marquee Moon

Big Star - Sister Lovers

Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St.

Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville

Buddy Holly - The Buddy Holly Collection

Built to Spill - There's Nothing Wrong with Love

Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde

Kinks - Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society