My Record Collection - August 29, 2016

My Record Collection by Quasi's Sam Coomes
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My Record Collection by Quasi's Sam Coomes

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 Quasi's Sam Coombes, let's see what he chooses...

 

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

 

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

"That would be Aerosmith's Rocks..."

 

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

"Also Aerosmith’s Rocks .  Aerosmith now is unbearable, but in 1977 they seemed pretty rad, dangerous even, to a 13 year-old.  There was no punk in the suburbs where I grew up…not in 1977.  Sorry…"

 

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

"Led Zeppelin's incredible Physical Graffiti. It’s gotten to the point where now I mostly fixate on the squeek in Bonham’s kick pedal."

 

The record that always make me feel good is…

"The Stooges' Raw Power. Every time.  Always loved the original mix, which is incredibly fried, but now I think I like Iggy’s 1997 remix better."

 

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

"The Velvet Underground - White Light White Heat, especially 'Sister Ray', that track always brings a smile."

 

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

"The Homosexuals Record - The Homosexuals. Incredible."

 

The record with my favourite cover art is…

"Uriah Heep's Abominog. Never actually heard the album, but I do like Demons and Wizards."

 

The record with my favourite title is…

"Caravan - If I Could Do It All Over Again, I’d Do It All Over You. I also like Les Rallizes Dénudés' Heavy as a Death in the Family."

 

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

"At least 90% of the albums everybody loves don’t make any sense to me."

 

The last record I bought was…

"That was Charles Bradley's Changes. Sabbath is very close to my heart, but Charles Bradley’s version is better - devastating."

 

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

"This is Betty Davis - The Columbia Years 1968-1969"

 

The greatest record of all time is…

"The Shaggs' Philosophy of the World.  Technically impossible music, totally unique character, lots of heart.  Obviously, there is no greatest record of all time, you might as well ask "greatest tree of all time"..."

 

Sam Coombes' new album Bugger Me is available to order on the right-hand side of the page. 

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