My Record Collection - March 7, 2017

My Record Collection by Basement's Andrew Fisher
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My Record Collection by Basement's Andrew Fisher

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 reunited rockers Basement and their frontman, Andrew Fisher. Let's see what he chooses...

 

Check out a selection of Andrew's picks in this playlist...

 

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

"This was the Mission Impossible: II soundtrack, and that was only because it had 'Take A Look Around' by Limp Bizkit on it and I was a huge Limp Bizkit fan. I actually think I hated all the other songs."

 

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

"This is Rancid's And Out Come The Wolves.... That's what just came into my head. That or Sum 41's All Killer No Filler, neither of which are particularly credible bands, but that's what I can remember learning in my room and wanting to replicate with friends."

 

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

"I'd say The Ataris' End Is Forever, again it's a timing thing. I definitely love that band still, though, to be honest. That being said, it has probably been overtaken by Bach's Goldberg Variations, because I listen to classical music when I cook or read or just in general. Does that count?"

 

The record that always makes me feel good is…

"This is The Lemonheads' It's A Shame About Ray. I listen to them a lot all year round, but I especially like putting on Lemonheads records in the summer because it just feels good hearing that style of music when the sun is out. I don't wanna listen to 'Rockin Stroll' when it's raining."

 

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

"Perfecting Loneliness by Jets To Brazil or anything that involves David Bazan. But that's when I'm feeling really down or hard on myself. I bet a lot of people would say The Cure or The Smiths, but I find both those bands weirdly uplifting."

 

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

"Definitely NOT of all time, but Flippin' Out by Gigolo Aunts is really cool and I never hear anyone mention them. I only found out about them last year and I think they're incredible."

 

The record with my favourite cover art is…

"There's two that come to mind, David Bowie's Heroes and London Calling by The Clash. Both glaringly obvious, but there's a reason for that - they're iconic. You'll probably find them both on shirts at Camden market that tourists no doubt actively seek. There's a reason for that. They're incredible album covers."

 

The record with my favourite title is…

"Immediately Oasis's What's The Story Morning Glory. That's just poetry. It's perfect. If I'd have come up with that I would have been laughed at, but somehow it works and it's absolutely brilliant."

 

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

"Jack Garratt, no idea what the album is called. I feel like he's tricked everyone by playing guitar and drums at the same time. I really can't back his voice. Sorry mate."

 

The last record I bought was…

"Pinegrove's Cardinal. Possibly the greatest band of all time? They're going to take over the world and I can't wait."

 

The record I'm most looking forward to hearing in 2017 is…

"A Paramore record. I bet whatever they do next is going to be absolutely great. I love them so much. I think they're getting progressively better as well. I can't wait to see what they do."

 

The greatest record of all time is…

"Paranoid. Black Sabbath. I could have just said 'War Pigs' because it's THAT good."

 

Basement's 2016 album Promise Everything has been reissued and is available here in hmv's online store. 

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