My Record Collection - October 13, 2015

My Record Collection by Graveyard's Joakim Nilsson
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My Record Collection by Graveyard's Joakim Nilsson

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 Graveyard frontman Joakim Nilsson, let's see what he picks out...

 

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

"This is The Pinks - Pink & Rock n 'Roll. I bought a lot of records before but the first was, it’s kind of an embarrassment to say, it was a boy band, a Swedish band called The Pinks. They were put together by a famous record label guy called Bert Karlsson (The Swedish equivalent of Simon Fuller). That was back in 1985 or something like that. That was a proper manufactured band. Kind of like the Swedish Spice Girls…"

 

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

"Strebers - Ur led är. I was listening to a lot of Swedish punk bands that made me want to play growing up. There is this one Swedish punk band called Strebers. When I was a kid I was unable to see them live and only last weekend I finally got to see them live, because they’ve reformed, it was amazing! They didn’t play for a long time but they had another band with almost the same line up that opened the show so they basically opened to support themselves and then played again!"

 

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

"This would be Soundgarden - Superunknown. The record that I listened a lot to as a kid and I still like it a lot is Superunknown by Soundgarden. It’s a really good album because it doesn’t feel dated whereas other albums from the 90’s can feel kind of dated. That album still sound fresh, the production is still very good."

 

The record that always make me feel good is…

"This is Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath, I always get really happy when I listen to the first Black Sabbath album. I know all about Black Sabbath, I’m familiar with it so I can just listen and enjoy. It’s just a really good album so I guess that makes me feel good!"

 

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

"H.P. Lovecraft – H.P. Lovecraft 2. I always get happy when I listen to very sad music. I really like listening to a band called HP Lovecraft, named after the author. We have stolen a lot the song writing from songs like that or similar to this one, it starts slow and builds up, with a really big crescendo at the end of the song. The song is called ‘’The Keeper of the Keys’’. I always cry at the end of the song and then I often feel a little better."

 

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

"I'll say Captain Beyond – Captain Beyond. The first Captain Beyond album. Captain Beyond are the most underrated band of all time. Everybody says that about Captain Beyond and it’s true. It’s really true. They’re exceptional musicians and have a really good singer in Rod Evans – the original singer from Deep Purple."

 

The record with my favourite cover art is…

"This would be Cream - Disraeli Gears. I love this cover because of all the details I could watch it forever. It’s a really good one. It’s kinda red-ish, with a lot of faces. It’s like a big collage with a lot of details. I like the messiness of it and all those colours and details."

 

The record with my favourite title is…

"‘Self-titled! Being in band – trying to think of the title is always the big problem because it feels like bullshitting a little, it doesn’t mean anything you know? And if it means anything, it’s really a little pretentious. So I guess I don’t like titles…"

 

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

"Dio – Holy Diver. I’ve never been a big Dio fan. I don’t get that, I don’t understand why people like that. I’m sorry!"

 

The last record I bought was…

"Kyuss – …And the Circus Leaves Town. I’m actually trying to buy all these albums I never bought first time round on record. One of my favourite album’s of the 90’s is Kyuss’ And the Circus Leaves Town. I bought that recently on vinyl. I used to have it on CD but I don’t have a CD player anymore so I can’t use it. I just keep on buying those album I remember having but never owned on vinyl."

 

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

"PJ Harvey. Well, there’s isn’t that much new music that I’m waiting for but I’m a real PJ Harvey fan. So I’m really looking forward to getting her new album. I don’t know what it will be like so I’m looking forward to hearing it."

 

The greatest record of all time is…

"Fleetwood Mac – Then Play On. Well that could be anything… but the album that I always rate very highly is Fleetwood Mac’s Then Play On because I can listen to this album over and over again, every song is amazing! I feel like should say something by Black Sabbath, but I’ve already said that so I won’t say them again!"

 

Graveyard's new album Innocence & Decadence is out now

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