My Record Collection - August 26, 2019

My Record Collection by The Lightning Seeds' Ian Broudie
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My Record Collection by The Lightning Seeds' Ian Broudie

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 The Lightning Seeds' mainman Ian Broudie. Let's see what picks out...

 

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

"It was 'Space Oddity' by David Bowie. I saw this on TV when I was young, saved up my pocket money and I bought it in Nem’s, Brian Epstein’s shop near Penny Lane in Liverpool."

 

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

"This was The Ramones' Blitzkrieg Bop'. Leather jackets and travelling the world looked like fun!"

 

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

"Pink Floyd's 'See Emily Play'. I had never heard anything like it before, and I still haven’t."

 

The record that always makes me feel good is…

"I'd say Frank Sinatra's 'Summer Wind'. I always find this record relaxing because it’s such a confident and effortless vocal and such a brilliant string arrangement."

 

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

"This is Lou Reed's 'Satellite of Love'. I just find it so exhilarating and sad, but uplifting at the same time."

 

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

"Little Feat's 'Willin’. I really like Lowell George and I love this song."

 

The record with my favourite cover art is…

"Got to be The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. An album cover which looks great and one which I’ve spent many an hour looking at and figuring out who all the people are on the sleeve."

 

 

The record with my favourite title is…

"It's actually Arctic Monkeys' Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino. It’s an album with a strong idea and concept behind it, which feels like quite a rarity these days."

 

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

"It's Christine and The Queens' Chaleur Humaine. Everybody loves this record but for some reason, it goes right over my head. At some point hopefully, it will click and I’ll get it."

 

The last record I bought was…

"It was Arcade Fire's Everything Now. This band are always trying to do something new in a melodic setting."

 

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

"A new Lightning Seeds record, which I’m working on at the moment and feeling really excited about. If it’s not ready in 2019, then keep an eye out next year!"

 

The greatest record of all time is…

"The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds. I don’t think any explanation is necessary!"

 

The Lightning Seeds' 1994 album Jollification is reissued on September 6th. 

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