My Record Collection - April 30, 2018

My Record Collection by Peking Duk
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My Record Collection by Peking Duk

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 Aussie dance duo Peking Duk, let's see what they pick...

 

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

Adam: "Dr Dre's Chronic 2001. I never knew beats could sound so huge and paint a landscape so epic, sonically. Still knocks to this day."

 

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

Reuben: "Blink-182's ‘The Mark, Tom and Travis Show. This was a Santa stocking present in fifth grade. Turned out to be something that shaped me throughout the next three years of my life. Blink-182 were great already but The Mark, Tom and Travis Show really put the back-and-forth personalities between two frontmen on a CD better than anyone. This CD alone had me learning guitar and writing...absolutely terrible songs within a year."


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

Adam: "Alex Cameron’s last two records – ‘Jumping The Shark’ and ‘Forced Witness’. Amazing lyrics and songwriting... I haven't heard anything this original in a long time. In love."

 

The record that always makes me feel good is…

Reuben: "Fatboy Slim - You’ve Come A Long Way Baby. Mum always had it on in the house. Was great in the morning, afternoon weekends and pretty much all the time. We didn't have many things in the house so the stereo was genuinely the top source of our enjoyment, which had me getting mum’s taste for music from a very young age."

"Glad she loved Fatboy Slim though because after having a 10-15 year hiatus from it, it is now the most feel-good record in the world to me and takes me back to the place and that stereo where I grew up."

 

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

Adam: "Usually My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye. It gets me hyped and makes me realise I can do anything. Or I'll get on some "I got this" type tip where I'll listen to some Drake on his cocky vibe."


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

Reuben: "Cloud Control - Dream Cave. It is simply put, the greatest album to not hit the billboard 200. The songwriting is well and truly world-class, and the songs Scar and Promises are still among my favourite of all time."

 

The record with my favourite cover art is…

Adam: "Megadeth’s album Rust in Peace. Or The Number Of The Beast artwork by Iron Maiden. Huge."

 

The record with my favourite title is…

Reuben: "Big Star - #1 Record. The subtlety of this title is brilliant. Although it’s the band’s first record I genuinely believe it is intentionally titled #1 Record and not Record #1. They had the high hopes a young band should and they also had the arrogance. I heard it barely sold any copies when it first dropped, but later it had a re-release and was hugely successful. The song Thirteen is also on this album, thus the album deserves its arrogant and hopeful title."

 

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

Adam: "Anything by Taylor Swift. I find her so cringy I don't understand how people can truly love her. To each their own I guess."

 

The last record I bought was…

Reuben: "The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots. I bought it at HMV Records in Shibuya. S**t, you not."

 

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

Adam: "Kanye’s new one. Apparently, he’s been working with some OG greats and also new guns like Francis & The Lights so I can’t wait to hear it!"


The greatest record of all time is…

Adam: "Very hard one to answer but at the moment I’m gonna say either Francis & The Lights - Farewell Starlite!" 

Reuben: "The Strokes - First Impressions Of Earth. I can always come back to this and have it reaffirmed. This is the greatest record of all time. The Strokes in the peak of their creativity. Every song is so extremely different yet so clearly nothing but The Strokes. I could listen to this once a week for the rest of my life."

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