My Record Collection - April 10, 2017

My Record Collection by Stone Foundation's Neil Sheasby
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My Record Collection by Stone Foundation's Neil Sheasby

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 gritty rockers Stone Foundation and their bass player Neil Sheasby. Let's see what he's got for us...

 

Check out a selection of Neil's picks in this playlist...

 

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

"I'd say Electric Light Orchestra – Out of the Blue from Pickering's in Atherstone, Blue Vinyl and a free ELO spaceship to assemble from card! No wonder records seemed so alluring after a start like that."


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

"I'd say this was two records released within a couple of months from each other, both completely changed everything for me, they were Searching for the Young Soul Rebels by Dexys Midnight Runners and The Jam's Sound Affects."



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

“Innervisions by Stevie Wonder. I get something else out of it every single time I play it, whether that’s a musical or rhythmical thing or sometimes a lyrical sentiment that rings true, I think it’s a genius and timeless record that still sounds fresh today."

 

The record that always makes me feel good is…

"I'd say Laura Nyro’s Gonna Take A Miracle is an album that never fails to lift my spirits."


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

"I'd for Common One by Van Morrison, it’s content is overflowing with solace and reassurance."


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

"Talk Talk's Mark Hollis's self-titled solo album. I actually believe all those Talk Talk albums from The Colour of Spring onwards are essential and vastly underrated but this one doesn’t get the attention or accolades it deserves, I’m not even sure if it’s still in print, I think it’s long deleted. Real shame, it’s a beautiful record."

 

The record with my favourite cover art is…

"I spent many an hour studying The Who’s Quadrophenia LP with the book inside, I’m also drawn to those great T-Rex 7” singles on EMI with Marc Bolan on the front."


The record with my favourite title is…

"This is Take The Skinheads Bowling By Camper Van Beethoven. I love the bizarre imagery the title conjures up, it’s actually a great tune too, not novelty at all. I think a lot of those post-punk and new wave singles had some great and imaginative titles."

 

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

"Sadly this is Loveless by My Bloody Valentine. I’m still trying with it."


The last record I bought was…

"It was a re-issue of Joe Gibbs – African Dub Chapter 3, a fantastic dub album, one of my favourites. Also, a new LP by a South London rapper called Loyle Carner called Yesterday’s Gone. My 13-year-old son was playing a track on his iPod which stopped me in my tracks, it turned out to be a tune from this album which led me to investigate further, so I have my son Lowell to thank for that little tip."


The record I'm most looking forward to hearing in 2017 is…

"Paul Weller’s new record A Kind Revolution, having worked with Paul (Weller produced and played on Stone Foundation's new album), I’ve been fortunate enough to hear it a couple of times already but I’m very much looking forward to owning it & becoming fully acquainted."


The greatest record of all time is…

"Stevie Wonder made four albums in the space of two years between 1972 and 1974. Music of my Mind, Talking Book, Fullfillingness First Finale and Innervisions. He created them virtually single-handedly, he wrote the songs, performed everything, produced them all, it’s an incredible output in such a condensed period of time. For me, this is the greatest body of work on record. Oh, and Strawberry Fields Forever by those lads from Liverpool isn’t too bad either!" 

 

Stone Foundation's new album Street Rituals out now and available here in hmv's online store. 

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