My Record Collection - November 3, 2020

My Record Collection by Arlo McKinley
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My Record Collection by Arlo McKinley

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 country boy Arlo McKinley, let's see what he's got in store for us...

 

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

"It was Black Flag's Loose Nut. I remember the day I bought this record. The cover grabbed my attention and I felt like I needed to know what this record was about."

 

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

"It was Metallica's Ride The Lightning. This album made me want to find a group of people and start a band. I think it was mainly because they looked like people that would be from my hometown. Up until then, everything was flashy and polished in popular music. The exact opposite of what this record was to me."

 

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

"Has to be The Band's self-titled record. I've never gotten tired of this album and there's not one song on it that I feel the need to skip over."

 

The record that always makes me feel good is…

"John Prine - John Prine. This album has always had the ability to lift my spirits if needed."

 

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

"Bon Iver's For Emma, For Ever Ago. Whenever I'm feeling down, I embrace the feeling by turning this record on."

 

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

"Chamberlain - The Moon My Saddle. Also one of my all-time favourite albums. This album was a few years ahead of its time. If you like Gaslight Anthem or Lucero then I highly suggest giving it a spin."

 

The record with my favourite cover art is…

"Anthrax's Among The Living. This album cover used to frighten me when I was younger. The man on the cover always reminded me of The Tall Man from The Phantasm Movies."

 

 

The record with my favourite title is…

"John Prine's Tree of Forgiveness. I think everyone would like to find the tree of forgiveness."

 

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

"Anything by Boston. Any record by Boston. I feel like they all sound the same."

 

The last record I bought was…

"I picked up Bruce Springsteen's Western Stars. I caught a few songs from this in the HBO film that is based on this record. Bruce is still killing it after all these years."

 

The record I'm most looking forward to hearing in 2020 is…

"Chamberlain's Red Weather - This will be their first record with the original line up in over 20 years. Super excited for this release."

 

The greatest record of all time is…

"For me, it's The Band - Music From Big Pink. I can put this record on during any situation at any time and never feel like I've made the wrong decision."

 

Arlo McKinley's new album Die Midwestern is out now and available to purchase here in hmv's online store. 

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