What music are you currently grooving to?
The Raconteurs – Broken Boy Soldiers, Hot Chip and, perversely, the Beatles White Album.
What, if push comes to shove, is your all-time favourite album?
REM’s Green comes pretty close. As does the The Doors eponymous debut and Echo and the Bunnymen’s Crocodiles. Oh, and maybe, White Blood Cells by the White Stripes on some days and Revolver by the Beatles on others.
What was the first record you ever bought? And where did you buy it?
I had the David Bowie single “Rock and Roll Suicide” bought for me. It had “Quicksand” on the flipside. What an odd single release. I did ask for it though… The first one I bought with my own money was The Moody Blue’s “Nights in White Satin” from WH Smith.
Which musician have you ever wanted to be?
As a singer I wanted to be a combo of Jim Morrison, Joe Cocker and Liz Frazer from the Cocteau Twins when I was younger… Now, I’m pretty much happy as me. As a guitarist, Geordie from Kiling Joke. As a bass player, Flea from the Chili Peppers (won’t ever happen though – I don’t do slap bass) or John Entwistle. Caveat: without the unfortunate endings of any of those who had unfortunate endings.
What do you sing in the shower?
“Love Me Two Times” by The Doors. Used to drive Morticia mad.
What is your favourite Saturday night record?
The Wait – Killing Joke, followed by Complications by the same band. In fact, the first side of the first album.
And your Sunday morning record?
Time of No Reply – Nick Drake.