One of the regular features of the new look Keep Colchester Cool website will be me inviting guests 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 music has influenced some of our local heroes over the years.
1 The Beatles – Strawberry Fields Forever
The greatest ever…if you don’t like them and some people don’t I feel sorry for them. Melody and odd…a winning combination. Unnatural talent…great video..
2 Joy Division – Transmission
Timeless brilliance and simplicity…still the moist exciting thing you might hear on a night out…or a night in.
3 Pink Floyd – Arnold Layne
Cross dressing….Syd…dark nursery rhymes…br(u)itishness at its best….and we wont clear up in the morning.
4 Spacemen 3 – Revolution
Poshboy english menace…repetition and sunglasses and purity and hair and bravery.
5 Jesus And Mary Chain – In A Hole (Live on Old Grey Whistle Test)
The personification of youthful energy, danger, parent baiting….indifference…the Warhol dream made real and scawtish.
6 Neu! – ISI
SoothicidAL TENDENCIES AVERTED
7 Public Image Ltd – Public Image
The greatest debut single ever written and played by men…forever.
8 Wire – Outdoor Miner
Better than stamp collecting and/or the remnants of the so called roman wall.
9 Deerhunter – Nothing Ever Happened
Bradley and his gang…forgetting about the soaps and creating this in a spare Friday peak frean assortment.
10 Nothing… silence IS golden after all..
You can catch So-Called Humans at Colchester Free Festival on Saturday 29th August and at Three Wise Monkeys on Friday 18th September.
More Top Ten Tracks Of All Time will be published here next Thursday.
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