‘BRAIN’ by BANKS is my new jam.
#januaryrecordaday 31st: For my final choice I thought I’d go with the sole 2014 record in my collection (I hope to rectify that very shortly) - Mogwai’s Rave Tapes. I absolutely adored their first two albums, then they gradually lost me over the years. However, last year’s Les Revenants soundtrack was a massive “return to form” and this is almost as good. Kind of wish that I could’ve justified splashing out on the full box set (which was a bit stupidly priced) though, as that tape version would’ve gone very nicely with my cassette of Come On Die Young.
#januaryrecordaday 30th - a pre-80s record: Not liking ABBA would be a bit of a deal-breaker in my book, so here’s a copy of Arrival that I recently found in a local charity shop.
#januaryrecordaday 29th - first record I bought: I really can’t remember what the first record I bought was (might be the Arab Strap 7” that I’ve given a cameo appearance here) but it could be Chicks 2nd (and final) EP Little Monkeys with Lots of Money. Throughout my teenage years my early patronage of a band normally spelled their imminent doom (which is a shame as Chicks were pretty good - if anyone could hook me up with a copy of their album, that weirdly only got a Thai release about a decade later, it’d be much appreciated).
#januaryrecordaday 28th - more than 2 colours: The only thing in my collection that comes close to fitting today’s brief is Domino Records’ flexidisc zine Smugglers Way. Which was a nice idea even though not enough people bought it (and, to be honest, my only liking a couple of the tracks).
#januaryrecordaday 27th - classic black: I don’t think that records come much more black than The Haxan Cloak’s Excavation, an album that my admiration/abject terror of is well documented.
‘Remurdered’ by Mogwai is my new jam.
#januaryrecordaday 26th - half & half coloured vinyl: I don’t actually own any split coloured vinyl (*sadface*). But I suppose the Only God Forgives soundtrack is half one colour and half another.
#januaryrecordaday 25th - a rainy day record: Carole King’s Tapestry is (as the name might suggest) a bit of a warm, comforting blanket of an album. Can’t really ask for much more than that on a rainy day (I quite like ‘em myself though, to be honest).
#januaryrecordaday 24th: I don’t actually own any of my “favourite” albums on vinyl (in fact I’m not sure what they’d even be - I guess 69 Love Songs, Lift Yr Skinny Fists… & Sister/Daydream Nation would be in there somewhere) BUT, I did jump at the chance to buy the Give Up reissue last year, despite already having (very much overplayed) CD copies of the album & singles, so I guess I’ve not been honest with myself and am not as cool as I thought I was :)