My Record Collection - June 10, 2019

My Record Collection by Jamestown Revival's Zach Chance
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My Record Collection by Jamestown Revival's Zach Chance

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 Southern-fried rockers Jamestown Revival and their singer Zach Chance. Let's see what he goes for...

 

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

"This is both Beck's Odelay and Tupac's All Eyez On Me. I bought both of these albums at the same time and they were both such a revelation. I remember doing my homework and putting on All Eyes On Me and being blown away. I was just a kid living out in the sticks of West Texas with absolutely no idea what I was getting into but I was so moved by the energy and passion of a world that was so foreign."

"Odelay was just so colourful. I have great memories of these albums. That’s the great thing about music, it can take you right back to a place and time or feeling just like a smell."

 

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

"Creedence Clearwater Revival's Willie And The Poor Boys. We used to put this record on while we’d hang out on the porch and listen to it on repeat. Anything Creedence Clearwater Revival has been absolutely worn out by us. We love them."

 

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

"It’s probably a tie between John Prine’s self-titled LP and Bob Dylan’s, Free Wheelin Bob Dylan. Pick your poison, but either one of these is a lesson songwriting every time I hear them."

 

The record that always makes me feel good is…

"Bob Marley & The Wailers, Legend - The Best of Bob Marley & The Wailers. It’s Bob Marley, it's impossible for your pulse not to drop down 10bpm the second it starts playing. I have some great memories of listening to them on this tiny speaker when we would go out on kayaking and camping trips in south Texas."

 

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

"Willie Nelson's Shotgun Willie. This album just reminds me of being on tour and being stuck in a car all day. We’d listen to this album and have adventures out on the road."

 

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

"Not sure if this is the most underrated record of all time but, it is certainly one that I have worn out over the years and I feel never really got it’s due. Robert Francis, Before Nightfall. Love the production and feel of this album all the way through."

 

The record with my favourite cover art is…

"George Harrison's All Things Must Pass. I’m not sure what it is about this image that speaks to me so much. It’s simple and beautiful. Something about it just feels very relatable and seems to speak to his mindset at the time. Such a wonderful album as well."

 

 

The record with my favourite title is…

"Elton John's Honky Chateau. Nothing too deep, I just like the dichotomy. Plus I’d love nothing more than to shack up in a chateau somewhere in the French countryside and record an album. Such a romantic idea."

 

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

"Jeff Buckley's Grace. I understand I should love it, but it’s just not my thing. I’ll probably come around someday and realise I was missing out."

 

The last record I bought was…

"Harry Belafonte - Calypso. I was loosely aware of Harry Belafonte until a friend of mine recently really started playing him for me. Now I’m hooked. His sound has so much life to it and he has a beautiful voice. Listening to him always takes me somewhere."

 

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

"Probably the Raconteurs new body of work. We were big fans of these guys during some of our formative years as a band. Can’t wait to see what’s next. Consolers of the Lonely and Broken Boy Soldiers both received some heavy rotation from us."

 

The greatest record of all time is…

"Such a heavy question! I’m not sure I can make that declaration. Other than the obvious choice of the Beatles, I’ll go with a dark horse candidate, Randy Newman's Sail Away. This album is always good when you want some powerful satire, songwriting and lyrics. 'God’s Song' gets me every time."

 

Jamestown Revival's new album San Isabel is released on Friday (June 14th).

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