My Record Collection - November 4, 2014

My Record Collection by Simple Minds' Jim Kerr
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My Record Collection by Simple Minds' Jim Kerr

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, as they release their new album Big Music, it's the turn of the Simple Minds' Jim Kerr...

 

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

"T Rex. Electric Warrior. I bought it from a classmate, no idea why he wanted to sell but for me it was an entry to a world that I would never regret."

 


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

"The Velvet Underground. It made most people who heard it want to be in a band I suspect."

 


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

"Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars. With no money and plenty of time on my hands, I played it throughout the summer of '73."

 

The record that always make me feel good is…

"Tutti Frutti - Little Richard. with its original a cappella introduction, heralded a new era in music. That era was called Rock N' Roll."

 


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

"Same as above! Nothing works better."

 

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

"Secret Life Of Plants. Stevie Wonder. Uh....or maybe not."

 


The record with my favourite cover art is…

"Aladdin Sane. Iconic no doubt, still have it on my studio wall."

 


The record with my favourite title is…

"Nevermind The Bollocks - it is just so perfect an album title for the debut Pistols album."

 


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

"I am not sure I know any record that everybody loves. Does it exist?"

 


The last record I bought was…

"Simple Minds - Honest Town. Well, you did ask! And I did...honestly."

 


The record I'm most looking forward to hearing in 2014 is…

"New AC/DC. Coming soon, I hear great things about it."

 


The greatest record of all time is…

"Johnny And The Self Abusers - Dead Vandals. You would not argue with those Glasgow Punks would you?"

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