Probably the single most influential record to me personally besides 'A Hard Day's Night'. Hearing it expanded my musical kaleidoscope at the time. It's not genre bending in any way. It just reminded me of just how important timeless songwriting is. Parts of it also popped up during important moments more recently. 'Hotel Room' was playing when me and my wife got together and the title track was me and my wife's dance at our wedding, played and sung by one of my oldest friends @amphed18. It's one of the most beautiful records I've ever heard. Even after more than a decade, that first string line of 'Coles Corner' has never failed me to give what can be described as tingling sensations. #musiccollector #cds #richardhawley #kl #malaysia
'Sounds like Radiohead'. That was music-speak in the early 2000s in these parts for any music that sounded complex and difficult to understand. But honestly they are so much more. Underneath their electronic histrionics beats true popcraft and soul, something Radiohead lost a long time ago. This was the first record of theirs I owned. I've made it a point to try and own every Grandaddy album since. Jason Lytle is a proper underrated musical genius. #musiccollector #cds #grandaddy #jasonlytle #kl #malaysia
People have often asked me who influenced me musically the most. 'The Beatles' would be the easy answer. But if someone asked me a more specific question and asked me who has influenced my bass-playing the most over the years, then the answer would be this man. Have not always agreed with his life and career choices but he reorientated the role of the bass guitar in songwriting for me. Not expecting a Pulitzer read, but had to get to this at some point. #books #peterhook #10booksin18
I bought this for basically one track, and it's not the title track, although that's a fantastic track too. 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother", reminds me of childhood. Our house was often serenaded by the sounds of my father singing this song, with a guitar in hand. He was under some misguided notion that it had Christian leanings. Misguided or not, doesn't change that it's a nice memory. And it's a beautiful song. #vinylcollection #musiccollector #thehollies #kl #malaysia
A wedding, four countries and a football stadium later, here we are, a year married. That's more adventure than I've had for 39 years before I met you. I've also had 99.9% of my dreams come true since. The 0.1% is for moments like what happened this morning, when you suggested we go for an ATV ride 😑. Happy one year anniversary my love. Would not have wanted to do life with anyone else but you. Still the luckiest bloke in the world.