My Record Collection - March 12, 2019

My Record Collection by Potty Mouth's Ally Einbinder
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My Record Collection by Potty Mouth's Ally Einbinder

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 indie punks Potty Mouth and their bassist Ally Einbinder. Here's what she opted for...

 

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

"Pretty sure it was Sheryl Crow's Tuesday Night Music Club. I remember hearing 'All I Wanna Do' on the radio when I was a little kid and deciding it was my new favourite song."

 

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

"Bikini Kill's Pussy Whipped album. The night before I left my parents' house to start my first year of college, I stayed up late sewing a Bikini Kill patch on my backpack."

"I was determined to find the other punk students on campus to maybe eventually start a band with, and my hope was that the patch would help facilitate that process. And hey, it did!"

 

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

"Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere by Neil Young. It's one of my go-to records to just throw on whenever I'm around the house doing stuff."

 

The record that always makes me feel good is…

"Guitar Romantic by The Exploding Hearts. I have so many fun memories from the last 15 years of inciting impromptu late-night dance parties just by putting on this record. It makes me think of summer, PBR and being 18."

 

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

"Colour Green by Sibylle Baier. That record has gotten me through many dark winters."

 

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

"Oh my god, too many... For the sake of choosing, I'd say Kay Hanley's baby doll EP and her Cherry Marmalade album. I love Letters to Cleo but I also think Kay Hanley's solo material is really incredible and it surprises me that it doesn't get as much recognition."

 

The record with my favourite cover art is…

"I love the album art for Everything's Different Now by Til Tuesday. It was in the hey-day of Aimee Mann looking super punk with her leather jacket and spikey bleached blonde hair, and that aesthetic is totally reinforced in the album artwork, especially in combination with the mismatched lettering and collage-like design."

"Also, what's up with the zebra and the dog? I'm sure there's a story behind it but I also love not really knowing and just appreciating it for its absurdity."

 


The record with my favourite title is…

"File Under: Easy Listening by Sugar. Not sure if it's meant to be a joke or a directive or both. Either way, I think it's a clever little title and the album is one of my favourites."

 

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

"Anything by Greta Van Fleet. Everybody, including Robert Plant himself, agrees that they're directly ripping off Led Zeppelin, yet they were nominated for three Grammy's this year and won Best Rock Album."

"Not saying the music is bad, I just don't think we need to be giving such cultural reverence to a band that is trying to reinvent the wheel with the same tired old tropes."

 

The last record I bought was…

"I recently bought Matthew Sweet's 100% Fun on CD at a thrift store. I was psyched because I had been looking for it for a while so I could have it to play in my car. "Sick of Myself" is one of my favourite songs."

 

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

"I can't wait to hear the new Tacocat record. This Mess is a Place out this May!"

 

The greatest record of all time is…

"The question is so hard, there isn't just one! But if I *have* to choose, I'd say Garbage's self-titled first album. It's a timeless work of art and Shirley Manson is an icon."

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