My Record Collection - January 28, 2020

My Record Collection by Poliça's Drew Christopherson
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My Record Collection by Poliça's Drew Christopherson

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 Poliça drummer Drew Christopherson, let's see what he offers up...

 

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

"It was Janes Addiction's Ritual de lo habitual. I bought this CD from a used record store with a $20 bill I stole from someone's wallet. VERY conflicted about that, but I was like 12 years old..."

 

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

"It was a demo by Sled Napkin. They were this legendary local band from Eau Claire, WI. Many kids my age bought instruments once they saw Sled Napkin play. Long live local music scenes."

 

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

"I'd say Mazzy Star - Among My Swan. I pressed play on this record every night for five or so years when I went to sleep. The math adds up."

 

The record that always makes me feel good is…

"Has to be Born Against - The Rebel Sound Of S**t And Failure. Probably my favourite punk rock band. Great energy, smart subjects, and good humour. Perfect in every way."

 


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

"It's Joep Beving's Solipsism. This is meditative solo-piano music. It makes you feel like you're living in a tragedy and you're about to learn the real reason why all you ever see is darkness."

 


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

"Albert - James St Murder Laden Mitten Wonder. On the grand scheme of things, almost no one has heard this record. It changed the way we think in Minneapolis. Some of us at least..."

 


The record with my favourite cover art is…

"Marijuana Deathsquads's Oh My Sexy Lord. Minneapolis-legend Michael Gaughan painted his modern take on Caravaggio’s The Incruilitly of Saint Thomas..."

 

 

The record with my favourite title is…

"Crass's Christ: The Album. One of the most creative punk bands ever, and band we all love very much. This was a hard question though..."

 

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

"Any Soul Coughing record. This band is hailed by people who seem to think they have something to do with good music, or creativity in general. It’s not the worst by any means, but not to be confused with great music."

 

The last record I bought was…

"It was Florist's Emily Alone. It's Wintertime here in the upper Midwest. Lonely sounds for a dark, cold place. Great in the morning and great late at night."

 

The record I'm most looking forward to hearing in 2020 is…

"The new Gayngs record."

 

The greatest record of all time is…

"Marvin Gaye's What's Going On. It's one of the best albums from one of the best genres. A strong contender for best album in my opinion. When those seamless transitions hit and you're dialled into James Jamerson's lines, it's tough to beat."

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