We’re coming to your house tonight. What new music are you most excited to introduce us to? What are you making everyone listen to at the moment?
I don’t listen to a lot of new music to be honest. I like to either re-discover old gold in my vinyl collection or find some NWOBHM bands that I missed out on for whatever reason. Grand Magus is great however as well as is the new Ram album! Other than that im usually forcing my friends and anybody who swings by to understand the true greatness of Manowar.
Five hours later we’ll still be there and, politely, you’ll be wanting to get rid of us – what goes on the stereo to clear the house?
Probably some Ace of Base, Scooter or other horrible 90´s dance music. Maybe find some RnB on Spotify and blast it, no one in their right mind can stand that kind of torture...,the only problem is I would leave the house as well.
What was the first record you can remember hearing at home? Did it have any effect on where you are today?
I remember the first heavy metal album, yeah..My brother was in to that so it would be Iron Maiden´s Powerslave -It had an huge impact of course! Here I am today still tryin' to chase the same dream I discovered when I was 10,ha,ha. Dirtpoor too! (thanx bro)
And what was the first record you bought with your own money? And why?
Yep, me and and my schoolmate put our savings together to buy Dr.Alban's Hello Africa -Horrible,horrible artist & music but it was the shit when you were 8 or 9 years old. Youtube it and find out for yourselves what im talkin about.
Any records in the collection you bought because you liked the cover, only to get them home and realize you’d made a terrible, terrible error?
Dokken's Dream Warriors EP. It had Freddie Krueger on the cover and Freddie is badass!! Dokken however is not.
If you didn’t answer this in question (3) what was the first record to make you think you might like to try your hand at rock n’roll yourself?
It was Iron Maiden of course as mentioned earlier but what really made me wanna pick up an instrument was after hearing I Wanna be Somebody with W.A.S.P. (fantastic album all through by the way) After that I was definetly screwed.
And what record is so good it makes you feel like giving the whole game away every time you hear it?
Judas Priest - Painkiller
What record for you most fits the term ‘Metal as Fuck’
See definition of heavy metal in any decent dictionary; "Painkiller"
What decade is most represented in your record collection?
What would you recommend to unbelievers as the best ‘entry level’ metal record in your collection?
Stay Hungry with Twisted Sister. No one can argue how cool that album is. It has everything & if you cant see that you probably should listen to something else, something completely not metal,., like Limp Bizkit
And what album from your collection should be in every other home in the land, apart from one of your own?
Death by Ram. Super awesome band/album and great friends of ours. See their Flame of the Tyrants video & you´ll get the picture.
What’s the vinyl/CD split of your collection
Somewhere between 70-75% vinyls & vinyl singles, rest CD´s
And finally, what record would you take with you to the next world, if such as thing exists?
Easy; True Sound of the Underground with Sister Sin