My Record Collection - May 27, 2014

My Record Collection by Beautiful Boy's Dane Etteridge
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My Record Collection by Beautiful Boy's Dane Etteridge

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 rising indie types Beautiful Boy and their mainman Dane Etteridge to pick out his most treasured LPs...

 

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

"I could sit here and lie to you like every other band, but mine was honestly the Titanic soundtrack, I was 9, and loved that Celine Dion song. I soon found out that it was 16 tracks of instrumentals and 1 pop song… it was a very disappointing first album. I quickly followed it with much better records I swear!"

 

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

"We had a little chat as a band about this one and it was relatively unanimous that Limp Bizkit – Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavoured Water was one of those albums. It is an album full of bangers and at the time was so cool. Sadly, I have moved on musically now from Limp Bizkit but it was such an important album in more formative youth."

 

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

 "The Beatles – Abbey Road. I have it on vinyl, CD and iTunes and I must listen to this album 5-10 times a week and have done so for the past few years, it's amazing, a real masterpiece to me!"

 

The record that always make me feel good is…

"Len – 'You Steal My Sunshine'. I had to look up the title and artist of this song but every time I hear it I can’t help but feel happier in some way, it’s such an uplifting tune."

 

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

"Bon Iver – ‘For Emma, Forever Ago’. It is a record that I listen to all the time, through ups and downs, happiness and sadness, but when I am feeling down it is perfect, it has so much emotion and honest sentiment in it. It’s an undeniably good album." 

 

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

"The Zombies – Odyssey and Oracle. Incredible album, it's something that I only found about 4 years ago, and was so happy to find it! It's an album that still stands up against all modern releases in terms of songs and even production in some cases, there’s a lot to be said for the old albums that where recorded on tape and created for vinyl, they just have a warmth to them that is much harder to get via digital studio recording. Basically you need to hear this album if you haven’t."

 

The record with my favourite cover art is…

"The record with the best cover art in my opinion is Aladdin Sane by David Bowie, it has to be one of the most ironic rock n roll picture of all time! And it’s also a quality record. Bowie always has awesome album art, he is a real ‘Artist’."

 

The record with my favourite title is…

"Queens of the Stone Age – ‘Songs For The Deaf'. I don’t think there’s anything else to say that that title doesn’t already shout out itself! So so cool."

 

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

"Over the last few years there have been a lot of these, I think with constant changes with musical fads it is a common thing to come across as a musician, music lover and perhaps get a little set in my ways… Most recently I'd have to say Bastille – Bad Blood…I’m sure they’re lovely lads but I really don’t get that record."

 

The last record I bought was…

"Paolo Nutini – Caustic Love. I think Paolo is an amazing and very unique artist. I have liked everything he has put out. He has this charm and way of delivering things that makes everything he does so endearing. There are some tunes that he’s done, that if performed by someone else, would be horrible, but because it's Paolo it's amazing. I think he’ll keep releasing great records."

 

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

"We are really looking forward to hearing Luke Sital-Singh’s debut record. Lovely chap and he writes very beautiful songs. We did a show with him recently and really enjoyed it, he really captures a lot of honest emotion, if it translates on record as well as it does live it’ll be a great record."

 

The greatest record of all time is…

"This is the hardest question of all… We went through about 20 different answers from The White Album to Desire, from The Bends to Parklife… but I think we are going to go with Fleetwood Mac's Rumours. I don’t think anyone will disagree with us that this is one of the greatest records of all time, an album full of power house songwriting and performances."

 

Beautiful Boy's new single 'Home'/'Let Me More' is out now and available for our download store now by clicking here. 

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