My Record Collection - March 31, 2015

My Record Collection by The Soft Moon's Luis Vasquez
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My Record Collection by The Soft Moon's Luis Vasquez

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 electro wizard The Soft Moon, a.k.a Luis Vasquez, let's see what he picks...

 

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

"That was Iron Maiden's Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. I remember purchasing my first record clearly because it was such a big day for me knowing I would be going to my first record shop ever. As a child I used to walk house to house in my neighborhood asking people if I could mow their lawns for $5. Once i had saved up enough money I asked my mom if she could take me to the record shop. I wandered around the record shop forever not knowing what I wanted. I finally came across Seventh Son of a Seventh Son by Iron Maiden. I had no idea who the band was or what they sounded like and I bought it because I liked the cover art."

 

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

"I'll say Minor Threat - Minor Threat. Discovering punk music was one thing.... but discovering what punk shows were like blew my mind. I wanted to be part of all that aggressive energy and passion."

 

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

"Fugazi's Repeater. When I first discovered Fugazi everything changed for me. They completely opened my mind on how I viewed music and influenced me to express myself without any limitations. I've played this record more than any other because of how inspired I feel."

 

The record that always make me feel good is…

"Michael Jackson's Off the Wall. I think this one comes as no surprise for many people. It's almost impossible not to feel good when listening to Michael Jackson."

 

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

"I'll say Minimal Man's Sex With God. Most of Patrick Miller's (aka Minimal Man) music is what I listen to when I'm feeling down but his album Sex With God is what I return to the most. I've always felt like a kindred spirit with him. I get him on so many levels. Would've really liked to meet him in person before he passed away."

 

The record with my favourite cover art is…

"Jean-Claude Vannier's L'Enfant assassin des mouches. Where Am I? What is this body? What is this existence? Amazing."

 

The record with my favourite title is…

"David Bowie's Low. Not only my favorite album title, but also my favorite Bowie record."

 

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

"I'll pick Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes - Paix. One of the greatest unknown masterpiece's of all time."

 

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

"Maroon 5 - V. Now, I'm just assuming everyone loves them because I see them everywhere. Billboard posters, television commercials, and reality shows. The singer seems to has a cameo on pretty much every TV show. In fact, him and I shared the spotlight together for a few seconds on season two of the first episode of American Horror Story. The Soft Moon was the soundtrack for his sex scene."

 

The last record I bought was…

"Franco Battiato - Fetus. The king of abstract, experimental, progressive rock. I had been wanting to own "Fetus" on vinyl for about 10 years and finally found it here in Berlin where I currently live."

 

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

"That would be Giorgio Moroder 74 Is The New 24. Fingers crossed it lives up to expectations."

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