Me,Myself,I-My Top Five Albums
As you all know bmcuwp has had a huge influence in my life though not always in a good way!! But aside from the obvious love of football another influence he instilled in me was a love of music. From an early age I was subliminally listening to his music whilst not so subliminally listening to my mother berating him to “turn that down FGS I can’t listen to anymore of that boom boom.” Can I say that he has always loved a heavy bass and years later that same shouting was heard from his future brother in law when we all shared a flat. Anyway I digress. My love for music is rooted very much in my relationships with my brother and from my choices you’ll see why.
- Duran Duran – Rio
First up I must say bmcuwp had nothing to do with this at all though I think it may be a guilty pleasure of his now. From my point of view this is the first album I really remember and the first band I followed. John Taylor was my heartthrob and watching him on top of the pops was a real highlight. The band are probably better remembered for their videos than their music but Rio and Save a Prayer are classics from the 80s, instantly recognisable to anyone of a certain age.
- Lloyd Cole and the Commotions- Rattlesnakes
This is where bmcuwp influence starts to show. I heard this being played and it just seemed to strike a chord with me and was the start of my journey away from pop music to actual bands. It obviously helped that Lloyd Cole is a good looking guy but Forest Fire and Rattlesnakes are beautiful songs, along with Perfect Skin and Are You Ready to be Heartbroken. I love this album.
- Simple Minds – Once Upon A Time
Again more influence, I had been listening to simple minds for years without actually knowing it and now prefer the earlier new gold dream stuff but this album made simple minds mainstream. I am mortified to say that I can remember carrying my ghetto blaster around the streets listening to this album with my pals. Ghost Dancing and Sanctify Yourself are great tunes though sometimes the lyrics are a but baffling!! If anyone can explain the meaning of Ghost Dancing I’m all ears.
- U2 – Rattle and Hum
In my opinion the last decent album this band made. All I Want Is You is an anthem that I can listen to the and again. Beautiful lyrics. Angel of Harlem just brings back great memories of a particular time where there was nothing to worry about except getting smashed and smoking copious amounts of cigarettes. I thank bono for giving me this album before he morphed into a prick, more famous for sunglasses than great music.
- Oasis – What’s the story…
The early to mid 90s was a poor time for music. Nothing I can remember getting excited about then along came Oasis. I must confess to buying this album before Definitely Maybe and the latter is actually a better album for me but this is the one that brought the band to my attention. Every tune is a good listen but classics are obviously Don’t Look Back In Anger and Champagne Supernova. I also liked that the music was written by a guy older than me. You need that kind of stuff when you realise you’re no a wean anymore.
So there you have it. A trip through my musical life. Just a wee something to keep us going during this crisis. I hope you are all looking after yourself,and listening to some favourite music can often lift the spirits. Give it a go then let me know why you like your music. It’ll keep us going.
- Above article by ATHINGOFBEAUTY. There will be a similar Sentinel Celts List along soon,and plenty more where they came from as we desperately try to fill a certain yawning chasm in our lives! Be warned-send us some articles or the puppy gets it!!!
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