My Record Collection - December 10, 2019

My Record Collection by Jon Boden
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My Record Collection by Jon Boden

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 former Bellowhead mainman Jon Boden, let's see what he opts for...

 

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

"It was Eighth Wonder! That was in 1987 and they were Patsy Kensit’s band. I remember really liking the lead single (can’t remember it all now) but all the other tracks were terrible. Very disappointing."

 

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

"This was probably Telegraph Road by Dire Straits. Wow, this interview isn’t making me send very cool so far…"

 

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

"Phew! That’s more like it! I think either Bone Machine by Tom Waits or Songs And Rummy Conjuring Tricks by Peter Bellamy."

 

The record that always makes me feel good is…

"I recently bought a triple album of Ella Fitzgerald’s duo recordings and that always makes the world seem better when I press play."

 

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

"Blue Valentine or Heart of Saturday Night. Always Tom Waits."

 

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

"Well, I can’t understand why the Moullettes aren’t massive. Bear’s Revenge is my favourite."

 

The record with my favourite cover art is…

"Zeppelin III is hard to beat. Such a good cover."

 

 

The record with my favourite title is…

"I'd have to say For Pence and Spicy Ale by The Watersons."

 

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

"I did try to get into Mumford & Sons when they first went massive, but didn’t manage it."

 

The last record I bought was…

"My daughter has got me into Billy Eilish. When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? is amazing."

 

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

"Everyone is saying the new Nick Cave album is incredible so I’m looking forward to listening to that."

 

The greatest record of all time is…

"Kate Bush's Hounds of Love. It’s the perfect balance between concept album and collection of great stand-alone tracks.!even though side one isn’t linked to side two narrative-wise somehow it all works as a whole. The production is phenomenal. The vocals are extraordinary and the lyrics are sublime."

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