My Record Collection - September 29, 2015

My Record Collection by D.I.D's Rob Milton
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My Record Collection by D.I.D's Rob Milton

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 D.I.D. (formerly known as Dog Is Dead) and their frontman Rob Milton, let's see what he picks...

 

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

"Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication. The DJ at my year six school disco played the title track accidentally and cleared the floor. I rushed out and bought it the next day."

 

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

"Led Zeppelin I. Back then I was obsessed with Led Zeppelin live videos. It's strange to think I was all about Jimmy Page and Robert Plant back then but now I think it's the rhythm section that made them such an exciting band and that record so special."

 

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

"Pixies - Doolittle. It's a functional record by a reasonably dysfunctional band, therefore it makes the perfect soundtrack to every road trip, party or anything really."

 

The record that always make me feel good is…

"Outkast - Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik. Such a strange and uplifting record by a genre-defying band that constantly push boundaries. Andre 3000 always puts me in a good mood."

 

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

"Beck - Sea Change. A beautiful record, poignant lyrics and huge Serge Gainsbourg-like string arrangements. Happy music doesn't particularly do anything for me when I'm down, this record is a kind of therapy."

 

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

"Lou Reed - Berlin. It's probably the most depressing album of all time which is partly why it's so brilliant. It came out straight after Transformer which had made Lou so monumental and this record (like a lot of the best ones) got totally panned by critics."

 

The record with my favourite cover art is…

"The Streets - Original Pirate Material. It's simple, iconic and all encapsulating of where the record was made and what it's about."

 

The record with my favourite title is…

"Good News For People Who Like Bad News - Modest Mouse. I like long names for records, this one particularly."

 

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

"Michael Jackson - Off The Wall. I know I'm going to get some abuse for this but I just don't think it could ever hold up next to a Prince record."


The last record I bought was…

"Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. I've just started buying Wilco on vinyl as they're one of my favourite bands and my car has destroyed all their CDs!"

 

The record I'm most looking forward to hearing in 2015 is…

"I'd say Max Jury, that's if he gets his record out this year. He's one if the most talented song-writers I've heard and can't believe it's taking so long for people to get to know him."

 


The greatest record of all time is…

"Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here. It's not like I don't love Dark Side of The Moon to the point where I did that thing where you watch The Wizard Of Oz at the same time as listening (as if that's what it was intended for). However Wish You Were Here has a way of pulling on my heart strings like no other, I have such a personal connection with it, it's almost like it becomes more and more relevant every time I come back to it. Also It's aged so gracefully for a 5 song album made in the '70s."

 

D.I.D.'s new EP Fast Food is out now and available to preview and purchase on the right-hand side of the page. 

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