We spoke to Instagram follower @musiqjournal71 about his audio equipment, record collection and his favourite album
When did you start collecting records?
Been an avid listener since 1977, but I only started collecting in June this year.
What is your favourite record?
My favourite record is ‘Loveless’ by My Bloody Valentine, which was digitally remastered from original tapes in 89 by Kevin Shields.
Who is your favourite artist/band?
I seem to stray from pop, but I loved pop through my childhood and early teens in the 70s and 80s. My favourites when I was a kid were Rush, Kiss, Def Leppard and Led Zeppelin. By the late 80s I steered to INXS, New Order, Joy Division, The Cure and also metal like Metallica, Megadeth and Mötley Crüe.
By late teens, early 90s, I dove into indie and progressive music. Everything from industrial Nitzer Ebb, Front 242, to Brit Pop - The Stone Roses, JMC, The Charlatans, The Smiths and Morrissey were staples. I got more into labels like Creation Records (Ride, My Bloody Valentine) and 4AD (Cocteau Twins, DCD, Xymox). My favourite, artists are Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, My Bloody Valentine, Kurt Vile, Bradford Cox, Washed Out, Tycho, Sonic Youth, Sigur Ros, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Journey, Boston. I can’t even come close to listing them all.