My Record Collection - July 18, 2016

My Record Collection by Cane Hill's Elijah Witt
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My Record Collection by Cane Hill's Elijah Witt

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 metallers Cane Hill and their frontman Elijah Witt, let's see what he chooses...

 

You can check out some of Elijah's picks in this playlist...

 

 

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

"I hate this because it's not ideal, but it was Good Charlotte's self titled album. That's not a cool album to like kickstart your dream. Pantera would sound way more appropriate I think. But I watched their music videos and had that album on repeat for years. Definitely the reason I play music.

 

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

"Hell or Highwater by As Cities Burn. they're from our hometown and the nostalgia I get when I listen to it is kind of fucked up. It came out when I had switched out of the Christian school system and I was kind of finally figuring myself out (or at least trying to). It honestly reminds me of driving over the bridge to the city and smoking cigarettes in the spring."

 

The record that always make me feel good is…

"Third Eye Blind's self titled gets me too stoked. I don't really know how, it's basically the pinnacle of apathetic 90's alt rock, but it gets me, and I get it. I can listen through the entire thing in one sitting and still want to replay it.

 

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

"I don't think there's one in particular but it's always something that keeps me down. When I'm upset all I want to do is wallow in it and embrace it with music that'll keep me feeling that way. Sam Smith is good at that, honestly. So we'll just say In The Lonely Hour, I've listened to it 1000 times and I'm still not sure but whatever."

 

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

"This is Easily War Of Words by Fight. I feel like almost no one even knows they existed nowadays because they only got caught up with Judas Priest. But War Of Words has some of the best 90's thrash I've ever heard. Our get pumped song before sets is 'Immortal Sin', immediately followed by contortion. You can't beat that."

 

The record with my favourite cover art is…

"Alice In Chains - Facelift. That s**t'll trip you out and I think it so perfectly fits the sonic nature of the album."

 

The record with my favourite title is…

"Vulgar Display Of Power because that album is exactly what it's called. Pantera knew what they were doing. They're the kings of heavy and their awareness is obvious in most of their album titles honestly."

 

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

"Anything Rihanna has ever made. I don't get it. I never will. Every album she's made I do not like."

 

The last record I bought was…

"This was Variants' Commonwealth EP. They're a band from home that make really good bluesy rock/pop punk. I don't like pop punk at all but these guys kill it. They have more emotion in one verse than most of the bands on international touring circuits. Honestly I think they might be the only band I truly support and love anymore."

 

The record I'm most looking forward to hearing in 2016 is…

"I don't think I would have said Crown The Emipre a year ago, but their new record is out of this world good. They worked with Drew Fulk and they've completely transcended the breakdown-metalcore world."

 

The greatest record of all time is…

"I think it's difficult to give just one album to be the greatest of all time so I'll do three. Metallica - The Black Album, Alice In Chains - Dirt, Phil Collins - ...Hits. Don't question the choices..."

 

Cane Hill's debut album Smile is out now and available to preview and purchase on the right-hand side of the page. 

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