My Record Collection - December 12, 2017

My Record Collection by Nick J.D Hodgson
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My Record Collection by Nick J.D Hodgson

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 former Kaiser Chiefs drummer, now solo artist, Nick Hodgson, let's see what he picks out...

 

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

"It was Introducing The Hardline According To Terence Trent D’arby. To be honest it might've been the Johnny Hates Jazz album but Terence Trent D'Arby certainly sticks in my mind more. I still listen to some of the songs from it. 'If You Let Me Stay' is a total undisputed banger!"

 

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

"I wanted to be in a band from the age of about 10. My main influence back then was Dennis The Menace from The Beano who had a band called Dennis & The Dinmakers. The album that made me want to do it more seriously though was The Commitments movie soundtrack. Watching that band form onscreen when I was about 14 made me see the mechanics of how to do it. Me and Simon Rix (Kaiser Chiefs bass player) had a soul band called The Ex-Presidents right after that."

 

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

"The Strokes, Is This It. It's my go-to listen. It's just so pure and perfect. It's emotional but makes me want to get up and go out or write a song."

 

The record that always makes me feel good is...

"Encore by Jay Z. When that comes on I instantly feel awesome."

 

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

"Definitely Maybe by Oasis. It's the perfect pick me up record because the lyrics can inspire you to get off your arse and make something happen."

 

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

"Soft Hair by Soft Hair. It's the singer from Late Of The Pier, Sam and Connan Mockasin. Check it out, it's wild and awesome and sounds silky divine."

 

The record with my favourite cover art is...

"It's gotta be Beck, Odelay. An action shot of a dog in mid-air doing agility. Yes."

 

The record with my favourite title is...

"Got to be Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols. We're all used to the title now because it's firmly in the fabric of music and society. But imagine when it came out, it's a great statement. Its a smart way to say forget about all the other nonsense and controversy surrounding the band and forget about all the copycat bands… Here’s The Sex Pistols."

 

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

"I don’t like jazz much. I’ve tried it but I didn’t like it. It made me angry."

 

The last record I bought was...

"Well I pre-ordered mine just to boost the numbers but that doesn't count. It was The Cribs: 24 7 Rock Star Shit."

 

The record I'm most looking forward to hearing in 2018 is…

"I’m not sure if Tame Impala are planning an album for next year but if they are then it would certainly be that. They’re one of the only bands around at the moment that I’m a real fan of. Same goes for Arctic Monkeys, I’m always interested in what they’re gonna do. AM was very good, I’ve no idea what they’ll do next but I’m intrigued."

 

The greatest record of all time is...

"Nevermind by Nirvana. I thought about this pretty hard and considered The Beatles obviously. I’m a huge Beatles fan but I think I listen to Nevermind more."

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