MOJO (December '03)
ALL BACK TO MY PLACE
In which the stars reveal the sonic delights guaranteed to get them going...
What music are you currently grooving to?
The Shangri-Las' Myrmidons Of Melodrama. It's fantastic - and what a great title! One song on it, Past, Present, And Future, is based on a Bach sonata. It's so out there. I'm also listening to Let's Go, a compilation of Joe Meek's girls. There's a great track on it called Dumb Head that sounds like The Shaggs.
What, if push comes to shove, is your all-time favourite album?
That's so tough! It's gonna have to be T.Rex's Electric Warrior. I always come back to it and I've been playing it a lot again this year. It's like a greatest hits, really.
What was the first record you ever bought? And where did you buy it?
I grew up on my sister and brother's records, so the first one I actually bought was The Jackson 5's ABC. I got it in one of those electrical shops that sold records in Chislehurst High Street.
Which musician, other than yourself, have you ever wanted to be?
I've always envied drummers, because they seem to be able to exorcise their demons. So I'd have to say Budgie. But then someone like Jimi Hendrix was such a unique player...
What do you sing in the shower?
Something from a musical, such as Sound Of Music or I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out Of My Hair.
What is your favourite Saturday night record?
Fun Time from Iggy's The Idiot. Or any number of things.
And your Sunday morning record?
I've only ever had one Sunday morning record, the one by The Velvet Underground. It's perfect. But I don't have Sundays now. All my days blur!
Contributed by Bonnie Bryant.