The vinyl collection is forever growing so I thought i'd share some of the latest additions that i've been listening to on repeat over the past month.
(1) Talking Heads: 77 I first heard one of TH's songs during my Christmas holidays while watching BBC4 (im so kl) - Psycho Killer - which basically had me hooked and humming it day in/day out. This spurred me on to listen to more of the band and get 77 on vinyl - i've seen it so many times in vintage shops and carboot sales back home but I thought they were just "some weird 80's band" - which they are. However, I bloody love them. David Byrne's strained voice combined with staggered rythms and sudden tempo ranges makes you think of a crazy guy trying to sound normal - but making it so catchy and unique. (2) Angelo Badalamenti, Twin Peaks Score - Uhh omg. I can't explain the joy on my face when this arrived in the post. The most beautiful score i've ever seen, vinyl with a marble design, a zig-zag sleeve reminiscent of the zig-zag floors of Twin Peaks' black lodge, a lovely inside story to Angelo Badalamenti and thee most crispeeest of sounds. If you're a fan of Twin Peaks, or just bloody good music, then you will love it - the most soooothing and beautiful sounding of tv soundtracks there is. I bought mine at Norman Records here. (3) Talking Heads, More Songs About Buildings And Food Talking Heads again! I snapped this one up from Ebay the same day I bought 77 on there too - baargains. After hearing 'The Big Country' during the trailer for the recently released movie 20th Century Women, I fell even a little more in love with TH and decided to discover them a little further. FYI - the rest of the soundtrack of 20th CW promises to be a TREAT too. V excited to see it tomorrow! (4) Cliff Martinez, Drive Score 5th Year Anniversary Edition Is it possible to fall in love with vinyl? I did with this one. Not one but TWO PINK vinyl's in this stunning score of Nicolas Winding Refn's epic 'Drive'. Featuring thee unforgettable, beautiful 'Nightcall' by Kavinsky, Under Your Spell by Desire and every other beautiful sound from the movie - a classic that I will treasure FOREVER. I bought mine on Amazon here.
My other current favourite vinyl's are: Parallel Lines by Blondie, Jane Birkin Serge Gainsbourg, Marvin Gaye's Greatest Hits (shoutout to Dig Vinyl Liverpool for this! <3), Stop In The Name Of Love by Diana Ross & The Supremes, The End Of Comedy by Drugdealer and Los Niños Sin Miedo by The Parrots...here are some of my favourite tracks from them...
A mini playlist:
Hangin' on the telephone - Blondie
Je t'aime, moi non plus - Jane Birkin Serge Gainsbourg
Got to give it up - Marvin Gaye
Get Ready - Diana Ross & The Supremes
The End of Comedy - Drugdealer
No me gusta, te quiero - The Parrots
++ an extra, Wicked Games by Widowspeak - soooo nice.