Published On: Fri, Jul 28th, 2017

Nick Moran: My six greatest albums – Bowie, Hendrix and extra


DAVID BOWIE: Ziggy Stardust (PLG) The entry-level Bowie album. I’ve a 15ft-wide print of Ziggy in my entrance corridor. As an indie child in a 1980s band, there got here a time when somebody smart uncovered us to Bowie and Velvet Underground. After that we began overlaying The Jean Genie and Suffragette Metropolis. 

ELBOW: Leaders Of The Free World (V2) Of the fashionable bands, I really like Elbow due to the humanity they create. Their songs are structurally easy, delicate and sensible. I bear in mind listening to the title track in America and leaping up and down. It was one thing from again dwelling telling it prefer it was concerning the Gulf Battle. 

COLDPLAY: A Rush Of Blood To The Head (Parlophone/EMI) Individuals shouldn’t neglect how unimaginable this was, earlier than they turned millionaires and married film stars. It’s an album about self-loathing and the torment of affection. In case you play the title observe and take into consideration latest occasions, it makes the hairs in your neck stick up. A wide ranging little bit of poetry. 

CROSBY, STILLS & NASH: Crosby, Stills & Nash (Atlantic) Beautiful. I acquired actually into the 1960s after I realised all music within the late 1980s was garbage and this heads the pack. The album is so tight and fascinating, you don’t miss the truth that for many of it there’s no drums. 

LED ZEPPELIN: Bodily Graffiti (Atlantic) One to harass the neighbours. An superior album I performed relentlessly after I was about 18. At the moment rock was for girlfriendless idiots with Stonehenge haircuts and denim jackets, misled by terrible bands. However go one step again and also you locate Led Zep.

JIMI HENDRIX: Electrical Ladyland (Sony) I feel this got here from our neighbour. There’s stuff right here I’m simply getting my head round now, equivalent to the best way he makes the guitar speak in Wet Day, Dream Away. It’s genius. If there’s an open mic blues evening, Voodoo Chile is my normal. 


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