My cousin has served me up with a Proustian moment on Facebook and posted his top ten albums he liked as a teenager, in order of hearing them. It’s a lovely encapsulation of a youngster trying to find his musical feet, so I thought I’d do it here.
So basically, like all kind of alienated small town kids, I started with metal and worked my way out from there, so my list would look something like
1) The Number Of The Beast – Iron Maiden 2) Ride The Lightning – Metallica 3) Appetite For Destruction- Guns n Roses 4) The Real Thing – Faith No More 5) It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back – Public Enemy 6) Hatful Of Hollow – The Smiths 7) Substance 1987 – New Order 8) The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses 9) The White Album – The Beatles 10) Screamadelica – Primal Scream
I reckon that looks about right for me anyway…