My Record Collection - October 30, 2018

My Record Collection by Menace Beach
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My Record Collection by Menace Beach

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 Ryan Needham and Liza Violet, better as lo-fi alt-rockers Menace Beach. Let's see what they go for...

 

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

Liza: "Placebo's self-titled debut. This record was the soundtrack my early teen years and somehow influenced a lot of my fashion choices."

 

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

Liza: "Add N to (X) - Avant Hard. This is the first band that got me into synths which seemed like a completely magical world to me at the time. I had a VHS of them doing 'Robot New York' live that I recorded off the TV and watched over and over. I was totally hooked."


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

Liza: "Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat. It's my go-to record for a sunny day."

 

The record that always makes me feel good is…

Liza: "B52s - Wild Planet (or any other B-52's record). It's impossible to feel bad listening to this."

 

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

Liza: "Bjork - Vespertine. It's so sonically dense you can easily sink down into it. Perfect to hide in when you're feeling low."

 

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

Ryan: "Suicide - The Second Album. The first record is the classic go-to one for most people, but I think this one is great. The production is maybe, unfortunately, a bit more palatable but it's still weird as all hell, and it contains Dream Baby Dream."

 

The record with my favourite cover art is…

Ryan: "Prince - Purple Rain. Dangerous alleyway, dry ice, purple text, purple suit, purple motorcycle."

 

 

The record with my favourite title is…

Ryan: "The Fall - Perverted By Language. This is from my favourite era of the Fall. The title is just a perfect fit for what is contained within."

 

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

Liza: "Daft Punk - 'Get Lucky'. I know it features Nile Rogers and should be totally great, but I just don't get its mass appeal."

 

The last record I bought was…

Liza: "Drinks - Hippo Lite. I don't think Cate Le Bon and Tim Presley could ever make a record that I didn't instantly love."

 

The record I'm most looking forward to hearing in 2018 is…

Ryan: "Beak - >>>. The two singles from it so far have been really great."

 

The greatest record of all time is…

Ryan: "The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers. This changes a lot I currently listen to this album once a day Monday to Friday."

 

Menace Beach's new album Black Rainbow Sound is out now and available here in hmv's online store. 

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