Zak


Oasis - What's The Story Morning Glory: Obviously this thing inspired us in huge ways, because, I don't know, it was the first time I really realised you could still rip off the Beatles and make good music. You can make good music like the Beatles after the Beatles and we are constantly looking up to them, we cover a couple of their songs. Now I'm pretty sure I already had this but I want to buy it today because I learned that I'm on the very same street that the photo of this album was taken. So that's why I bought that.



Nirvana LP: A bootleg I'm not familiar with from the milestone club in North Carolina in 1990, but I bought it because on the cover there is this amazing picture of Kurt Cobain breaking down and crying backstage right after a show, and it's my favourite picture in rock n' roll pretty much, I stared at that picture for hours. And yeah, he's the reason I started playing music.



Dead Kennedys – Lard: I was a huge fan of the Dead Kennedys growing up. Jello Biafra went on to do Lard and 'I The Power Of Lard' was the first song I heard of theirs. I never find these on vinyl and it's pretty rare. I only have one or two Lard albums and this is the first time I've ever seen this one, it definitely came out before that CD I have in my truck for sure!



Last but not least (I don't even know, could be least!) I remember the days of just going in records shops and buying CDs because I liked the cover. I used to do that once a month and I found some amazing stuff… I found things I didn't like too! There's a band called Plan 9, this one's called Dealing With The Dead and I don't know why but I think I'm gonna like it.


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I also bought for £1 a jukebox Salt And Pepper - 'Let's Talk About Sex' 7-inch single. Because why not!


Jason


I've got John Carpenter's – Escape from New York. This guy is a synthesiser master and I enjoy movie soundtracks, so I look to him for good ideas and atmosphere.


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Next is George Harrison, I picked this strictly because the 7-inch is the first record I ever bought, that is fact. That is it… l bought it in a drug store in 1987.



Then I have, DJ Shadow – Introducing. I wish that the other record was here, but this one will do, it was before Beautiful. It kind of reinvented drumming for me and it really helped me figure out how to cover electric beats in a way and things like that. Goblin is a monster, these guys made the soundtracks to a lot of '70s-era Italian Horror films and they are beautiful. I got the change to see them play live in Portland and it's something special… it feels really adventurous.


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And then King Crimson - Red, if you ever come across this record, definitely pick it up, it's some of the most outrageous, extremely cool, progressive rock music, and yeah it's very inspirational.



And then I have a Grateful Dead record. It's hard to tell which one to pick from these guys, I love them all, but this band has saved my later years. I couldn't get into them for the longest time and then now they're everything to me. These guys are my spirit animal, The Grateful Dead.


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Iggy Pop – Lust For Life. This one also came to me a little late but I learned valuable things from his attitude to music and how to just put it all out there, Lust For Life is a good one for that.

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Check out more photos from the shoot below, along with Portugal The Man's video for 'Rich Friends'. As always, thanks to the lovely people over at Sister Ray Records for allowing us to take these photos in their excellent shop.

Record Shopping with Portugal. The Man
Record Shopping with Portugal. The Man
Record Shopping with Portugal. The Man
Record Shopping with Portugal. The Man
Record Shopping with Portugal. The Man
Record Shopping with Portugal. The Man
Record Shopping with Portugal. The Man
Record Shopping with Portugal. The Man
Record Shopping with Portugal. The Man
Record Shopping with Portugal. The Man
Record Shopping with Portugal. The Man
Record Shopping with Portugal. The Man
Record Shopping with Portugal. The Man
Record Shopping with Portugal. The Man
Record Shopping with Portugal. The Man
Record Shopping with Portugal. The Man