My Record Collection - October 12, 2020

My Record Collection by The White Buffalo
by Tom
Tom
by Tom hmv London, Bio hmv.com Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows.

My Record Collection by The White Buffalo

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 Jake Smith, better known as The White Buffalo, let's see what he digs out for us...

 

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

"I bought Queen's Greatest Hits cassette for my yellow Sony Walkman."

 

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

"I was inspired to buy a guitar by my friend's dad. He’d play John Prine and some of the quirkier early Bob Dylan songs. So I’d probably go with John Prine’s first record or Another Side of Bob Dylan."

 

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

"I was obsessed with Bob Dylan’s Desire for years. The organic, live nature of that album and the long-winded narratives still blow my mind."

 

The record that always makes me feel good is…

"Anything by Electric Light Orchestra. I’ll go on little bike rides around my neighbourhood and have a portable speaker blaring 'Telephone' or 'Mr. Blue Skies'."

 

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

"I'd say Leonard Cohen's Songs of Leonard Cohen. There are some very thought-provoking melancholy songs on this album. I could deep dive into 'Suzanne' all day. Great listen for dark days and self-reflection."

 

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

"Wilco's Sky Blue Sky. This album is so dynamic and takes the listener on such a journey. They really let Nels Cline spread his wings on this one. It’s oddly not even in the conversation of Wilco’s best, but is one of my favourites."

 

The record with my favourite cover art is…

"I love Roxy Music's Country Life. Two tanned, smoke eyed women, one topless, in their panties shot in a jungle, maybe? What’s not to like?"

 

 

The record with my favourite title is…

"Has to be Nilsson, Schmilsson. It really personifies Harry Nilsson with his quirks and spirit. Not to mention the cover is him in a bathrobe. He really didn’t give a f**k. The vocal performance on this album is next level."

 

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

"Joni Mitchell's Blue. I don’t get why everyone is so gaga over Joni Mitchell..."

 

The last record I bought was…

"It was John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band. I just got my vinyl set up back in order and am slowly building my collection. Great album from top to bottom. Lennon’s voice and songwriting are so in your face on this record."

 

The record I'm most looking forward to hearing in 2020 is…

"The new Bright Eyes. There aren’t too many contemporary artists I’m excited about these days. From a writer's perspective, Conor Oberst is one of the best. Looking forward to hearing his unique voice and perspective..."

 

The greatest record of all time is…

"Has to be The Beatles' Revolver. This is really an impossible question but Revolver is amazing and freeing and fun. It really expanded what people thought of what an album could be. There’s a lot going on. Too to bottom quite the adventure."

 

The White Buffalo's new album On The Widow's Walk is out now and available here in hmv's online store. 

More Articles

View All

My Record Collection

My Record Collection

My Record Collection

My Record Collection

My Record Collection