PP Arnold – Eleanor Riby
Northern Soul styled banger brought to life immaculately on her recent UK tour
PP Arnold – Baby Blue
In for a penny…. If you’re listening to an older one, then you might as well listen to a newer one. Pure soul and Motown…
Bono and Frank Sinatra – I’ve got you under my skin
The Chairman and The Fly bring out a unique twist on a classic. Bono at his finest.
Frank Sinatra – One for my baby
Building into one of the saddest breakdowns on record this says perhaps all that needs to be said for anyone coming to the end; happiness, regret and pain all at the same time. Devastating.
u2 – zoo station
Achtung Baby, along with Underworld’s Everything Everything and Massive Attack’s Mezzanine, tend to be my default albums when I need to get my head down and be surrounded by inspiration. Kicking off with THOSE guitar lines and THAT static this is a band at their best….
Gary Glitter – Rock n Roll part 2
Sounding like a role model for every 1990/2000’s Dandy Warhols record, Glitter kicks it hard with the hardest of glam stomps. Inspirational choice for the soundtrack to the Joker’s transformation, and when placed alongside it’s use in Any Given Sunday, becomes perhaps the best in-movie track of all time
Slade – Cum on feel the noise
Ben Elton’s walk on music at his recent show in ‘Boro. Shame the show wasn’t as good as it’s walk on…