My Record Collection - July 29, 2019

My Record Collection by Grayscale's Collin Walsh
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My Record Collection by Grayscale's Collin Walsh

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 pop-punks Grayscale and their singer Collin Walsh. Let's have a look through...

 

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

"I believe it was Enema of the State – Blink 182. I started playing the drums when I was nine years old and immediately wanted to learn every Blink song in existence."

 

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

"Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not – Arctic Monkeys. I somehow stumbled upon this band when I was wicked young, I have no idea how. I loved them long before they were one of the biggest bands in the world. Always enjoyed this record inside and out."

 

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

"This would have to be Third Eye Blind's Out of the Vein. Definitely one of the most lyrically inspiring albums ever for me. Stephan’s (Jenkins, singer) storytelling is truly an art."

 

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

"Listen & Forgive – Transit. One of the first bands we became friends with in the early parts of our career was Transit. We did our first EP during the same time they were finishing up their record “Joyride” in the same studio. L&F will always remind me of that time in my life."

 

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

"Any record by Smokey Robinson. Motown is the best, always."

 

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

"Third Eye Blind again, this time it's Blue. Following their historic self-titled release, Blue never seemed to get the love it deserved. It’s an excellent record both instrumentally and lyrically. I also think The American Scene is one of the most underrated bands ever."

 

The record with my favourite cover art is…

"Touche Amore's Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me. Just a super unique and interesting cover. I love this band’s style of hardcore and have always enjoyed how intricately they’ve laid out their vinyl."

 

 

The record with my favourite title is…

"Has to be Evil Empire – Rage Against the Machine. Everything about this record fires me up. The title, motifs, artwork and lyricism all are incredibly well done and moving."

 

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

"I’m not a hater, but I never understood the Guns N’ Roses appeal at all. Obviously, I have a tremendous amount of respect for any rock band that has laid the foundation for music like they have, but I just don’t get it."

 

The last record I bought was…

"It was two. PUP's Morbid Stuff and Vampire Weekend's Father of the Bride. Love both of these bands’ entire discographies."

 

The record I'm most looking forward to hearing in 2019 is…

"I believe The 1975 teased that they were planning to release a second album this year, which is certainly the record I am looking forward to the most. I have really enjoyed watching that band evolve and experiment over their last three records; they always find cool and unique ways to implement additional instrumentation and pull from out of the box influences."

 

The greatest record of all time is…

 "Third Eye Blind again. This is the self-titled record. To me, this is the most whole record ever. The storytelling takes you through all kinds of emotions, with constant hooks and melodies that stay in your head for days. I'm a massive fan of this band and always have been since I started listening to music."

 

Grayscale's new album Nella Vita is released on September 6th. Band photo by Jordan Mizrahi. 

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