My Record Collection - September 16, 2014

My Record Collection by Band Of Skulls' Russell Marsden
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My Record Collection by Band Of Skulls' Russell Marsden

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 Band Of Skulls frontman Russell Marsden, let's see what he's got for us...

 

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

"Oasis - Definitely Maybe. On cassette. I'd recently discovered the Beatles and the Sex Pistols, so this album bridged the gap perfectly. They were so huge after that it was the sound of that summer."



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

"Around that time Kurt Cobain died so there was a lot of interest in Nirvana. I think we picked up on unplugged by seeing it on repeat on MTV. Being acoustic it was much easier to learn the songs. So we all figured out the songs at the back of class and started trading guitar chords on the black market. That was the moment that sent me onto writing songs."

 

The record that always make me feel good is… 

"Frank Sinatra. 'Come Fly With Me'. Every song is set in a different exotic location. In the days of the jet set. Not premium economy. And Frank's the boss."

 


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

"Electric Ladyland. You can get lost in this. And it's underpinned by the blues. It's like a thick fog of music. That's what inspires me about it and your troubles soon disappear."



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

"There are so many great bands who have written unbelievable music. But for one reason or another they don't get  the recognition they deserve. So I'm going to say all of them. The only upside is finding a gem of a song and playing it perhaps recording it. Music can live longer than any band or scene."

 

The record with my favourite cover art is…

"T. Rex - Electric Warrior. Bolan, Marshall stack. And a les Paul. Epic."



The record with my favourite title is… 

"Revolver. It's perfect. Subversively mundane, violent and anarchic at the same time. Songs aren't bad either."


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

"A lot of new records, because of the lack of soul in them. It's like eating bland food." 

 

The last record I bought was…

"The new Goldfrapp one.  It's really interesting. I saw them debut the songs in New York so it reminds of a special night. It's tough when you writing to have the headspace to listen to other music. So I go for long period of isolation. It makes it better when you do find something new your hungry."

 

The record I'm most looking forward to hearing in 2014 is…

"Are we due a new Radiohead album? Then that. If not I'll be listening to long forgotten guitar solos on 78s somewhere."



The greatest record of all time is…

"The next one to change music. There will always be new ways of doing something new. As long as its got emotion and soul we will be ok."

 

Band Of Skulls' new album Himalayan is out now and can be previewed on the right-hand side of the page. 

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