My Record Collection - December 1, 2015

My Record Collection by Ron Pope
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My Record Collection by Ron Pope

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 singer-songwriter Ron Pope, let's see what he's got for us...

 

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

"I bought a record from the Wu Tang Clan when I was maybe 10 or 11 on the street after they played a show; I was just walking by and saw them on the sidewalk selling what had to be their earliest recordings. 'Protect Ya Neck' was on there! First record I got in a store? Boys II Men's II; decidedly less hardcore, but equally informative!" 



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

"This one is a four way tie. Music From Big Pink by The Band, Led Zeppelin IV, August and Everything After by Counting Crows, and the Rolling Stones' Exile On Main St."



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

"Probably that Led Zeppelin's Mothership or any/all of The Band's records."



The record that always make me feel good is…

"Dr. Feelgood by Mötley Crüe; listen to 'Kickstart My Heart' and just try not to have a good time...IMPOSSIBLE!"



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

"Recently, Alison Krauss...that voice breaks my heart."



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

"Ryan Adams' record Heartbreaker is a masterpiece; a lot of people know that one, but even more people should."



The record with my favourite cover art is…

"The Allman Brothers' Live At The Fillmore East where they're all in front of the road cases by the brick wall just popped into my head...simple and classic!"



The record with my favourite title is…

"I think Bob Dylan's Blood On The Tracks is a tough one to top."



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

"I'm not a record critic, so I figure it ain't my job to tell y'all what to like or not to like. If you think it's good, then it's good...it's all subjective in music, and that's part of the fun!"



The last record I bought was…

"Chris Stapelton - Traveller. Sounds like he and I have a lot of influences in common; I dig what he's doing."



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

"The new Adele and the second Haim record!"



The greatest record of all time is…

"I'm going to pick The Rolling Stones' Exile On Main Street, but I'm up for a debate!"


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