Albums I shall insist my daughter listens to…
Nancy Tate Rothwell was born at 10:20am 2 June 2015 weighing in at a healthy 7.9lbs
Its a fair assumption that music is going to play a large part in Nancy’s life as it has in mine – I have no idea if she will musical but if she is its my parental duty to lead her on the correct path so i felt it parentally correct to select some albums that when ready she might want to listen to with her old fart of a dad – they are in no particular order just some good shit that as a parent i feel its important to know about.
Never Mind The Bollocks – Sex Pistols
Its a no brainer that this be on here – this album has changed lives mine included – nearly 40 years on and it still sound raw ( although incredibly well mixed) angry and up to date.
Entroducing – DJ Shadow
If you have never listed to this then rectify your mistake immediately – This album defined the term “trip hop” many a happy hour sat listening to this – best listened to in the dark with a fat spliff (obviously Nancy wont be doing that bit)
The Electro Series
Back to my school days with some proper old electro – these albums really did change my whole view on music – I have the vast majority on Vinyl – Nancy and i will dig them out and spin the wheels of steel – Electro 4 was always my favourite but they are all good until the much later incarnations which to be hoest were pretty shit – 1 – 12 are epic though.
Rock This Town – Stray Cats
The first single i ever bought was “Runaway Boys” i still love it now as i do anything by the Stray Cats – Brian Setzer is my guitar hero and the very reason I play guitar when Nancy asks “Daddy why do you play guitar so much” i will just play her this and that will be the only answer required.
Searching for the young soul rebels – Dexys Midnight Runners
This was the first Album I owned and its still a firm favourite having stood the test of time – this is pre all that dungaree wearing come on Eileen bollocks – The teams that met in the cafes is still one of my favourite songs ever – I was lucky enough to meet Dexys when the played in Penzance at the now long gone Winter Gardens – They stayed at the Pirates Hotel next to our house.
Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington
This was the first Jazz Album I ever listened to – My mum had it on Vinyl ( she doesnt have it anymore as I stole it)
My Great Grandmother upon hearing Monk used to say to my mum “theres that man having his piano lesson again” I love Thelonious Monk – whats not to like and Monk playing Ellington – well Nancy and I will kill two birds with one stone here.
Tin Drum – Japan
Funeral Music as my mum used to refer to it but i still love em today its an amazing album that I would really want my little girl to know about as it was a huge part of my mid teens to which it pretty much supplied the soundtrack.
The Dirtchamber Sessions – Liam Howlett
Easily my favourite Mix CD ever – done with an 8 track though but who gives a shit
Every track on here is a killer – Essential listening for Nancy – I hope that by the time she is old enough our prodigous leader may have released no 2…….
Hot Rats – Frank Zappa
My favorite Zappa LP – My 5 and 8 yeare old have grown to love “Willie the Pimp”
I would hope Nancy will grow to love this too – Beefhearts Lyrics on here are amazing – the whole things amazing.
Safe as Milk – Captain Beefheart
Beefheart is an acquired taste – I had to work to really dig his stuff as i did with Zappa
But with a little perseverance there is enough musical content here to last my girl a lifetime, once the taste is acquired she will keep coming back to this for years to come.
I would have put Kind of Blue on here but she has already listened to that ( just this morning in fact)
The list could go on and on and on
As long as she doesn’t listen to this wanker i will be happy