My Record Collection - October 27, 2015

My Record Collection by Reverend And The Makers' Jon McClure
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My Record Collection by Reverend And The Makers' Jon McClure

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 Reverend And The Makers' mainman Jon McClure...

 

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

"This is 'Twist And Shout' by Chaka Demus and Pliers. It's clearly a bit cheesy but their older material is brilliant 80's Jamaican dancehall. We were mad on this. My family lived in a Jamaican area and that summer in the early 90's this kind of thing was all you heard." 

 

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

"This is 'Fools Gold' by The Stone Roses. A lot of bands think of a lie to these kind of questions. Something other than the obvious. Well I like Suicide and the Modern Lovers too mate but it started here. Be honest."

 

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

"Catch A Fire by the Wailers. Just before Peter and Bunny left and before they blew up globally. It seethes. It's angry, dark menacing and minor key. Brilliant vital music."

 

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

"This is 'Alone Again Or by Love from the Forever Changes album. The instrumental horn section is what I reckon heaven sounds like if it exists. I have a distinct memory of me and my mates at 9am in Ibiza listening to this as the sun came up feeling happier than anything."

 

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

"A Northern Soul by The Verve. Before they lost it when the drugs still worked. Like if you are gonna be miserable then wallow in it eh? Being miserable never sounded this good did it? Nick McCabe is a genius."

 

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

"A French Kiss In The Chaos by Reverend And The Makers. It got lost beneath my being an idiot. Someone will realise it's special one day soon."

 

The record with my favourite cover art is...

"This would be Any Barry White record. My dad drunkenly told me I was conceived whilst listening to Barry White. He just looks like a sleezebag on every album. The walrus of love!"

 

The record with my favourite title is...

"'All I Want For Christmas Is A Dukla Prague Away Kit' by Half Man Half Biscuit. Brilliant band. About as for real as it gets. Love them."

 

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

"This is Pixies - Surfer Rosa. Periodically British bands become enthralled to American Rock music and we lose a sense of self. It's happening now with Queens Of The Stone Age. I just don't get the Pixies thing. It's just dull and devoid of any charm to me."

 

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

"It is the new Richard Hawley record. I love Hawley and I've bought his new one but I'm still to give it a spin. What a total inspiration he is. A veteran of being a bad ass."

 

The last record I bought was...

"Miley Cyrus and Wayne Coyne collaboration entitled Miley Cyrus and her dead petz. It's absolutely brilliant off the wall and unexpected. Good on ya Miley..."

 

 

The greatest record of all time is...

"It's Revolver by The Beatles. Just good songs combined with a genuine spirit of adventure. People say they don't like them to be controversial. They are clearly the best band ever. Some things are popular for good reason."

 

Reverend And The Makers' new album Mirrors is out now. It is available to preview and purchase on the right-hand side of the page. 

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