My Record Collection - January 23, 2018

My Record Collection by The Glorious Sons' Brett Emmons
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My Record Collection by The Glorious Sons' Brett Emmons

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 Canadian troupe The Glorious Sons and their mainman Brett Emmons, let's get involved...


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

"It was AC/DC - Highway to Hell. When I was younger, all funds went toward AC/DC albums. I even started buying doubles. Fun fact: the first record I actually ever purchased was a Spice Girls album, but it was with my brother Jay's money."

 

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

"Guns n Roses - Appetite For Destruction. This is my favourite hard rock album. And at 14 listening to it, my dreams became about sex, drugs and rock and roll."

 

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

"This is Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen. Simply put, this is my favourite album ever made. Can't touch it."

 

The record that always makes me feel good is…

"Again, it's Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run. It's an album about hope, and youth and trying to make something of yourself, in whatever way you can. And as a teenager listening to it, all I wanted to do was dance and dream. I would not be the person I am today without this album."

 

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

"Jason Isbell - Southeastern. He is my favourite modern songwriter. He knows how to tell a story that breaks your heart. And most of his songs revolve around a small town and simple characters, which is something I can relate to."

 

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

"The Arkells - Jackson Square. This album deserved mainstream success all over the world. It did achieve that in Canada and changed rock and roll in Canada as well. But I believe it stands up as one of the all-time greats, but it's hard to get international recognition as a Canadian artist."

 

The record with my favourite cover art is…

"This is The Killers - Sam's Town. I don't know what the hell is going on there with the goat and the beauty queen. But I love it."

 

The record with my favourite title is…

"Oasis - (What's the story) Morning Glory? These guys are the kings of titles. Champagne Supernova? Wonderwall? Don't look back in Anger? COME ON."

 

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

"Nirvana - Nevermind. I was never into grunge, especially Nirvana. I don't know why."

 

The last record I bought was…

"Jason Bahada - Loveshit II (Blondie and the Backstabbers). He has a way of making sad things sound fun. Love his melodies and lyrics, and would highly recommend for anyone."

 

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

"MGMT. I was obsessed with Oracular Spectacular in high school. I wasn't so fond of the second album. But I'm very interested to hear what they'll do next."

 

The greatest record of all time is…

"It is Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run. Every song seems to fulfil a different purpose and space, yet there is a complete identity shared between the themes and instrumentals in them. This album is such a cohesive story front to back. It is imperfect and most of its beauty comes from that. I could sit here and talk about it all day. But simply, it’s my favourite."

 

The Glorious Sons' new album Young Beauties And Fools is released on February 23rd. 

 

 

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