ALL BACK TO MY PLACE
Liz Phair, Larry Heard and Victor Willis, Village People lawman, bring the post-pub noise.
What music are you currently grooving to? Seinabo Sey’s new video for Breathe, Hinds, Aldous Harding, and Juliana Hatfield’s Olivia Newton-John covers.
What, if push comes to shove, is your all-time favourite album? Exile On Main St. It’s the most nutritionally complete banquet of an album. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be a rock star, you can just listen to that album and then you’ll pretty much have lived it.
What was the first record you ever bought? And where did you buy it? The first vinyl record I ever bought was an album by Madness. I mistakenly thought it had Our House on it. I was in Vienna, on a trip with my parents. Everybody was wandering around another charming cathedral. I dipped into a record shop to try and look cool, determined to show up to lunch with a vinyl record in my bag. But man, was I disappointed when I realised the single wasn’t on there. Which musician, other than yourself, have you ever wanted to be? I think it would be fun to be in Metallica right now.
What do you sing in the shower? This morning I sang John Mayer’s Daughters to cleanse myself from reading the disturbing details in the Cosby verdict.
What is your favourite Saturday night record? I’m not sure I play music on Saturday nights. I leave the weekends to the millennials. But if I want to bring up the energy I might put on Parquet Courts’ Human Performance.
And your Sunday morning record? Something like Nick Drake’s Pink Moon would be good, or Joanna Newsom’s Ys. Maybe Lucinda Williams’ Car Wheels On A Gravel Road. Sunday music should transport you to another place in your mind.
Girly-Sound To Guyville: The 25th Anniversary Box Set is out now on Matador.