My Record Collection - April 3, 2018

My Record Collection by The Sheepdogs' Ewan Currie
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My Record Collection by The Sheepdogs' Ewan Currie

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 bluesy rockers The Sheepdogs and their frontman Ewan Currie...

 

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

"This was Wings - Venus & Mars. I’ve listened to the CD a million times and it was 50 cents. Plus the LP came with a poster that I still have up in my house today."

 

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

"This has to be The Beatles' Abbey Road. It's four super creative cool dudes making songs about Octopus's Gardens, Sun Kings and Mean Mr Mustard, and the medley at the end is the greatest thing ever."

 

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

"I'd say Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66. I bought this when I first moved out and would put it on pretty much every day. I thought it was what swinging bachelors listened to."

 

The record that always makes me feel good is…

"Willie Mitchell - The Best of Willie Mitchell. Non stop soul instrumental action. Total party record but also good for just solo chilling. There’s a silly jam called 'Bum Daddy' that I can’t get enough of."

 

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

"This has to be Ray Charles - Live at Newport. Just listen to it. It’s dynamite. People should treat this record like it’s an important cultural artifact. Plus you can party to it."

 

The record I think Is most underrated is…

"I'd go for Bobby Charles' Self-Titled album. Sounds like a happy drunk Fats Domino backed by the band if they were half asleep or drunk on red wine."

 

The record with my favourite cover art is…

"Leon Russell - Stop All That Jazz. This would never fly today. I enjoy the ridiculousness of it."

 

The record with my favourite title is…

"Marvin Gaye - Here My Dear. Named for his ex-wife who was granted his upcoming album royalties by a divorce court."

 

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

"Van Morrison - Astral Weeks. Not saying it’s bad or anything, but just kind of loose and too free form for me. I’ll take Moondance 10 times out of 10."

 

The last record I bought was…

"Booker T & The MGs - Melting Pot. While on tour, I spun records at a record store in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. This was the first thing I played and It went from the turntable into my “to buy” pile."

 

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

"I’ve been trying to find Willie Nelson & Leon Russell’s One For The Road LP. We watched a DVD of those two on our tour bus every single day, so when I find it I’m gonna wear it out."

 

The greatest record of all time is…

"Paul McCartney’s Ram. Apologies to the Beatles, but I just put this album on a little more than Abbey Road and Rubber Soul."

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