April 22, 2014

My Record Collection by EDGUY's Tobias Sammet
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My Record Collection by EDGUY's Tobias Sammet

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 Tobias Sammet, frontman of German power metallers Edguy, that's see what's in his record box...

 

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

"It was Helloween‘s Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part 2. I‘ve bought other albums before but with someone else‘s money..."

 

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

"Actually it was the film Let There Be Rock by AC/DC. I thought it must be a privilege to make a living from running around in a school boy‘s uniform, showing your naked ass to thousands, play Rock and Roll and actually simply refuse to grow up."

 

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

"Probably Magnum‘s On A Storyteller‘s Night. What an enchanting record."

 

The record that always make me feel good is…

"KISS‘ Rock And Roll Over. Put your hand in my pocket, and grab on to my rocket...“ That‘s the quintessence of flamboyant popcorn poetry, right between Goethe and Bugs Bunny."

 

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

"The debut album of Van Halen. It‘s got enough adrenaline to lend me some."

 

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

"My last Avantasia record The Mystery Of Time. It should have sold tens of millions. In 3000 years aliens will find it and wonder if mankind would have had a realistic chance if they had a better taste and cherished art a little more."

 

The record with my favourite cover art is…

"Rock And Roll Over of Kiss. It‘s got style and it‘s outlandish, I was shocked when I first saw it as a kid."

 

The record with my favourite title is…

"Sheik Yerbouti of Frank Zappa. Zappa was hilarious, always funny, never goofy, the opposite of us Germans."

 

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

"Metallica's Master Of Puppets. I bought several before I realized they weren't miscasts: It was just riffs, no songs. But they sold zillions, so I guess my opinion doesn‘t really qualify."

 

The last record I bought was…

"Magnum‘s new album Escape From The Shadow Garden. Magnum rules."

 

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

"Hopefully a new Iron Maiden album. They're the greatest Heavy Metal band of all time. Period!"

 

The greatest record of all time is…

"Dio's Holy Diver. All songs are great, not one crap song, great production and needless to say: God on vocals."

 

EDGUY's new album Space Police - Defenders Of The Crown is out now in hmv stores all over the UK. You can also preview the album by clicking on the icon on the right-hand side of the page. 

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