My Record Collection - February 9, 2022

My Record Collection by Sea Power's Jan Scott Wilkinson
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My Record Collection by Sea Power's Jan Scott Wilkinson

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 stalwarts Sea Power singer and their singer Jan Scott Wilkinson, let's see what he picks...

 

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

"It was Iggy Pop's Soldier album. On a school trip aged around 15, I remember some girls admiring the sleeve and giggling on the way home. It's a very fun album. Quite silly. I'm still very fond of it."

 

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

"Pixies' Come on Pilgrim. Like a lot of people, I guess. Loved the slightly abstract guitar parts and noises. The songs are short and so energetic, but cool. The whole band is a perfect complement to each other. Originally Hamilton (Eamon Hamilton, former Sea Power bassist) was our Kim Deal!"

 

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

"It’s probably a Frank Sinatra with Count Basie vinyl that once sat on my turntable for about a year. Partly through laziness and its super mood. Partly cos all my vinyl except this was destroyed in a flood whilst I was away in the US for a few months..."

 

The record that always makes me feel good is…

"Moon Over Hawaii and their Readers Digest vintage vinyl album. It’s basically an easy listening fake Hawaii music with wave sounds and birds. Never fails!"

 

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

"I go for Gorecki's Symphony No. 3 -. Lento - sostenuto tranquillo ma cantabile. Op. 36 (1976). Suitable titled as sorrowful music. It has a strange rising atmosphere that builds to an incredible climactic crescendo. Doesn’t so much cheer up as enable enjoyment of the sorrow. Full of strange, lovely feelings of memory."

 

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

"I might go for something like Starlite Walker by Silver Jews. Very imperfect in the best way. Let The Snakes Crinkle Their Heads To Death by Felt is very close too."

 

The record with my favourite cover art is…

"It has to be Iggy for a second time! His big happy innocently smiling face on Lust For Life. What’s not to like really."

 

 

The record with my favourite title is…

"George Square Thatcher Death Party by Mogwai is pretty catchy and fun! They have some great titles! Obscure f***ers!"

 

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

"I can’t think of any clever ones so may pick off the low hanging fruit of Ed Sheeran."

 

The last record I bought was…

"I picked up some Chuck Berry. Second-hand vinyl. 20 greatest hits. He is one of the best and it had a cool funky cover."

 

The record I'm most looking forward to hearing in 2022 is…

"Really hoping for a surprise LP from Pavement to go with their tour! Kind of grasping at straws, but you never know."

 

The greatest record of all time is…

"It's either 'Under Pressure' by Queen and David Bowie. Or Catholic Education by Teenage Fanclub. Not a natural combination, but they are both very very special."

 

Sea Power’s new album Everything Was Forever is released on February 18th and can be purchased here in hmv's online store. 

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