My Record Collection - June 2, 2015

My Record Collection by The Wild!’s Dylan Villain
by Kim
Kim
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My Record Collection by The Wild!’s Dylan Villain

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 Dylan Villain, heavily inked screamer/strummer with Kelowna rock/blues/punk brawlers The Wild! Let's see what he picks out…

 

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

“Green Day - Dookie. I think this one might be common for most people around my age. That record was huge! Everyone had it. I still love it to this day. Every song is great. To me, the drumming always stood out on this album. (Nice moves Tre!) I was eight-years-old, in Catholic school and just getting into skateboarding. I dyed my hair and got an attitude. The 90's were a good time.”

 

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

“From the very first moment I heard Elvis Presley when I was about four-years-old, I began to imitate him. Still do at times... What do you want me to say? He's The King, man! But I'm gonna say it was a combination of a few records from different time periods. Like any kid from the bush in Northwestern Ontario, I was raised on rock'n'roll essentials. AC/DC's Highway To Hell and Back In Black, Van Halen's self-titled debut, CCR's Cosmo's Factory, Led Zeppelin IV, Bad Company's self-titled debut, The Eagle's Hotel California, April Wine's First Glance. All that good shit, you know?! Watching my dad play music growing up and my parents playing all these albums around the house or in the truck really got me hooked on the idea of being in a band right from a very young age. Then when I got older and the 90s came around, I got into grunge/punk rock right around the same time. Nirvana's Nevermind was a huge inspiration for me. Soundgarden's Superunknown, Pearl Jam's Ten, Stone Temple Pilot's Core, Silverchair's Frogstomp, Offspring's Smash, Social Distortion's Live At The Roxy, Rancid's ...And Out Come The Wolves, Millencolin's For Monkeys. So many good records. It's hard for me to narrow it down to one. I've wanted to be in a band since before I can remember.”

 

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

“Hmm… that's a tough one. If I had to choose, I'd probably say Green Day Dookie or Korn's self-titled debut. Haha. Yeah, I was reeeeeaaally into Korn for a while when I was younger.”


The record that always makes me feel good is...

“AC/DC - Highway To Hell. Every. Single. Song juuuuuust RIPS! Throw it on. Turn it up. Get in your car and get a ticket. This record literally opens the bottle and pours it down your throat. Get it in ya!”


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

“I don't know, man. Fuckin' Fiona Apple?”

 

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

“The Wild!'s next album that's not out until 2016. Totally underrated. Make sure you pick that one up!”

 

The record with my favourite cover art is...

“A few come to mind. AC/DC - Highway To Hell, Guns 'N Roses - Appetite For Destruction, ZZ Top - Eliminator, Pantera - Great Southern Trendkill, Rancid - ...And Out Come The Wolves, Lars Frederiksen - Viking, Nevermind The Bollocks - Sex Pistols, The Clash - London Calling. I love it when an album cover's vibe perfectly captures the essence of what the record sounds like. That's the idea, right? In my opinion, these examples nailed it.”


The record with my favourite title is...

“Pantera - The Great Southern Trendkill. That shit is badass.”


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

“Nahhh.. Not gonna go there.”

 

The last record I bought was...

“I just re-bought Pride & Glory 's self-titled and only record. Everyone who loves southern-friend rock'n'roll should hear that album. Aside from that one, I also recently grabbed One Bad Son's Black Buffalo. It's fantastic. We love those guys. Brothers for life. Go buy that record and listen to 'Land Of The Saints' on full and break your goddamn neck.”


The record I'm most looking forward to hearing is...

“The new Diemonds record! Good friends of ours from Toronto. Killer band. Real deal rock'n'roll. Love 'em. Their last record The Bad Pack was awesome front to back. Really looking forward to hear what these cats got cookin.’”


The greatest record of all time is...

“Let's do top 3! AC/DC - Highway To Hell; Black Crowes - Shake Your Moneymaker; Howlin’ Wolf - Moanin' in the Moonlight!”

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