My Record Collection - December 17, 2019

My Record Collection by Ash's Tim Wheeler
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My Record Collection by Ash's Tim Wheeler

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 Ash mainman Tim Wheeler. Let's dive in...

 

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

"Star Trekkin’ by The Firm. I could have lied and come up with something cooler, but I was 10 years old and this novelty single was Number One in the charts. I’ve got to admit I thought it was pretty funny."

 

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

"Live And Dangerous by Thin Lizzy. My big brother left me a cassette of Live And Dangerous when he went to University and I was a fully converted rock fan from then on."

 

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

"Astral Weeks by Van Morrison. I love all the references to places in Belfast and the sense of wonder throughout the album."

 

The record that always makes me feel good is…

"Has to be Jackson 5's 'I Want You Back'. What a burst of energy this song is, I especially love the bass playing."

 

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

"And the healing has begun - Van Morrison. Tells you to keep going through tough moments."

 

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

"Michael Head - Magical World Of The Strands. A beautiful and poetic cosmic Scouse album."

 

The record with my favourite cover art is…

"T Rex's Electric Warrior. Big hair, big amp and an electric guitar in a cool design style. It says Rock'N'Roll to me."

 

 

The record with my favourite title is…
Rum, Sodomy And The Lash - The Pogues. You know you’re in for something interesting with this one!

The record I can't understand why everybody loves is…
It wasn’t me - Shaggy. Please delete it from history.

The last record I bought was…
Doggrel - Fontaines DC. After hearing Big I was hooked and then after seeing them live I needed this one on vinyl.

The record I'm most looking forward to hearing in 2020 is…
Teleman (if they have a new album). I only just got into them and the songwriting is so good.

The greatest record of all time is…
Nevermind - Nirvana. This came out when I was 14 and was a game changer for me, it’s perfect from start to finish.

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