My Record Collection - January 4, 2016

My Record Collection by 54-40’s Neil Osborne
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My Record Collection by 54-40’s Neil Osborne

In My Record Collection, we dig down to the bottom of musicians' souls to find out what the most treasured parts of their record collection are. This week, it's the turn of Neil Osborne, singer/songwriter with venerable left coast pop-rockers 54-40. Let's see what he picks out...

 

The first record I ever bought with my own money was...

“Talking Book by Stevie Wonder - also my first concert in 1974. Album was $3.99.”

 

 

 The record that made me want to be in a band was...

“Probably Give ‘Em Enough Rope by the Clash. It gave me the feeling that being in a band would be greater than oneself.”

 

 

The record I've played more than any other is...

“After the Gold Rush by Neil Young. It sits well with me. In grade 6 I had moved from Nova Scotia to Ontario in the middle of school year - this record was my faithful friend.”

 

 

The record that always makes me feel good is…

“Let It Be by the Beatles. Images of the lads’ last performance on rooftop with ‘two of us’ starting it off.”

 

 

The record I turn to when I'm feeling down is...

“Blue by Joni Mitchell. It's sad and beautiful. But if I'm a little pissed off then I'll play Closer by Joy Division.”

 

 

The record I think is the most underrated of all time is...

“The debut album by Left Banke. ‘Walk Away Renee’ and ‘Pretty Ballerina’ are pop gems from top to bottom. I can't understand why this isn't in everyone’s head.”

 

 

The record with my favourite cover art is...

“Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures.”

 

The record with my favourite title is...

“Fear of a Black Planet by Public Enemy. You knew sumthin was goin’ down.”

 

 

The record I can't understand why everybody loves is...

“Pixies - Doolittle. I don't know why but I just can't go there. Too upfront I guess…”

 

 

The last record I bought was...

“Adele - 25. I wanted to hear what all the fuss was about. Great singer singing one-and-a-half great songs.”

 

 

The record I'm most looking forward to hearing is...

“I'm curious what Bob Dylan will do next. That guy never quits.”

 

The greatest record of all time is...

“Miles Davis - Kind of Blue. This one will still sound perfect three centuries from now.”

 

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