My Record Collection - July 23, 2018

My Record Collection by The Nextmen & Gentleman's Dub Club
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My Record Collection by The Nextmen & Gentleman's Dub Club

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 a little bit different. Dub veterans Gentleman’s Dub Club have joined forces with dance duo The Nextmen for a joint album titled Pound For Pound, and, in the spirit of collaboration, have supplied us with a joint Record Collection. Let's dive in...

 

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

Dom (Search, The Nextmen): "This was James Brown's 'Sex Machine'. What a start!"

 

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

Dom: "This has to be Public Enemy's Rebel Without A Pause. The sheer power of it. Such simple, effective production and lots of shouting. Sorted the wheat from the chaff as far as listeners were concerned."

 

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

Dom: "I'd say Talking Heads' Once In A Lifetime. My all-time favourite record. The video looks like it cost about £15 to make. I listen to it with one of the bars in the wrong place, which I find out when friends say I’m mixing it all wrong."

 

The record that always makes me feel good is…

Dom: "The Pointer Sisters' Automatic. Produced by Richard Perry, it just gets everything right. Forward thinking at the time and remains a classic now."

 

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

Dom: "My pick for this is PupaJim's I Am A Robot. No idea why it cheers me up, but I played it so much when it came out my girlfriend banned it in the house."

 

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

Dom: "This is Toots and the Maytals' 'Get Up Stand Up'. Gets a meh reaction from just everyone - meaning they’ve all got worse taste in music than me."

 

The last record I bought was…

Dom: "Backbone Slide's 'Rollin’ Gear'. Bought the vinyl the first time it came out over 20 years ago, played it to death and just picked it up again. Incredible dance/funk balancing act."

 

The record with my favourite cover art is…

Toby (Davies, Gentleman’s Dub Club): "For me, this is Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon. It’s so simple but it says so much. Storm Thorgerson changed the whole record art game and this is one of many masterpieces he cooked up."

 

The record with my favourite title is…

Toby: "So many good titles!! Some of my favourites are Joni Mitchell's The Hissing of the Summer Lawns, The Sex Pistols' Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols, The Beatles'  Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. There’s also a country singer called Wheeler Walker Jr who simply called his album Redneck S**t. Oh, and any Anal C**t record. look them up..."

 

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

Toby: "This is a loaded question - to be honest, I respect anyone’s right to enjoy music, and I also respect anyone for putting their music out into the world. Having said that, I can’t be doing with Gabba..."

 

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

Toby: "That’s a tough one, there’s so much music coming from all angles I can’t keep up!! I think Prince is releasing a posthumous album called Piano & A Microphone which is pretty exciting. I’m also looking forward to getting our album Pound For Pound out in the open, we’re really happy with how it sounds and can’t wait for people to hear it!"

 

The greatest record of all time is…

Toby: "For me, it’s between Jimi Hendrix's Live At Woodstock, Stevie Wonder's Innervisions, and The Beatles' Sgt Peppers Lonely Heart’s Club Band."

 

The Nextmen and Gentleman's Dub Club's Pound For Pound is out now and available here in hmv's online store. 

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