Keep Colchester Cool has been inviting some local faces to provide us with their top ten tracks of all time. There are no rules, some will explain why they’ve chosen particular tracks; other’s won’t. Either way, it promises to provide an insight into what has influenced some of our local heroes over the years.
This week, it’s the turn of DJ Gilly (aka Funky Uncle Pete). Gilly really shouldn’t need an introduction but let’s just say he’s one of Colchester’s favourite sons of “all time”.
Here are DJ Gilly’s top ten tracks. Enjoy!
America – A Horse With No Name
When I first heard this, it made me feel good. A record you can close your eyes and listen to and drift to somewhere far away.
The Doors – LA Woman
This could be one of any of The Doors tracks, but this is the one I’m going for. A classic.
Roxy Music – Virginia Plain
Again, I could have chosen any from their first album. This was mystical listening to this when I was 15 years old.
The Psychedelic Furs – Love My Way
Saw the Furs live and this was the standout track.
Japan – Quiet Life
I found a badge at The Braintree Barn in 1979 that had the word Japan on it. I liked it, wore it and then found out they where a band! Their style and fashion was greatly influential for me at the time.
Reuben Wilson – Got To Get Your Own
First record classed as Jazz/Funk that made me want to get up and dance.
Eddie and The Hot Rods – Do Anything You Wanna Do
A great record that defines the seventies for me more than any other.
Rod Stewart – Maggie May
The all time classic!
The Stone Roses – Fools Gold
It has to be the long version!
The Cure – Inbetween Days
A Twisters Bar anthem that still sends shivers down my spine