My Record Collection - July 31, 2017

My Record Collection by The Shelters' Chase Simpson
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My Record Collection by The Shelters' Chase Simpson

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 rising rockers The Shelters and their vocalist/guitarist Chase Simpson, let's see what he chooses...

 

You can check out a selection of Chase's picks in this playlist...

 

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

"I think it was The Offspring's Smash Or Nirvana's Nevermind."

 

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

"It was definitely a combination of things for me. I was around eight or nine when I started playing the guitar because my friend had just started. He had this neighbour that was teaching him all this great cool blues stuff though we didn’t even realize at the time. Anyway, I think Lenny Kravitz had just come out with 'Fly Away' and my dad bought me that record and I heard the guitar riff and was like 'Okay, definitely playing this at the talent show'..."

 

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

"Led Zeppelin's IV because it's one of the greatest rock n roll records of all time and was really the first rock record that I got into and tried to learn all the guitar parts for."

 

The record that always makes me feel good is…

"Any Tom Petty Record. He just has a way of making you feel like you are having a conversation with a friend or, that a song was written just for you for a particular moment."

 

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

"Depends if I want to stay sad or not. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd if I do or "Don’t Bring Me Down” by ELO if 'I’m like F*** this I’m good, I got this'."

 

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

"Emmitt Rhodes' Lovely Woman or truly any Emitt Rhodes song. He wrote and produced so many great songs but yet he is still somewhat undiscovered by many. He's been a true inspiration to me and the band."

 

The record with my favourite cover art is…

"I think the Beatles win. They’re all amazing and completely unique and we all have copied them since…except for that one that got recalled of theirs with the dead babies and all of them in lab coats. But really theres so many; The Clash's London Calling , The Stones' Sticky Fingers or Exile on Main Street. Or just The first Stones record called England’s Newest Hit Makers with that amazing picture on the cover."

 

The record with my favourite title is…

"Tom Petty’s Highway Companion. I think it's really clever and paints so a vivid picture. The artwork is also some of the coolest!"

 

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

"This question is too real. I don't understand why people like a lot of things..."

 

The last record I bought was…

 "The Notorious Byrds Brothers which I had been meaning to get for quite awhile and I finally found an original pressing of it, so I had to get it. I love the Byrds and that is one of my favourite albums of theirs so it was a no brainer!"

 

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

"The new Queens Of The Stone Age record. I think Josh Homme is such a talented songwriter and producer. He's always coming up with new cool sounds and arrangements so I'm excited to hear the new record and the latest direction they've chosen to explore."

 

The greatest record of all time is…

"The one that fits the most Beatles songs on it. I mean if you made me a compilation with 100 Beatles songs on it, that would be the best record ever."

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