In the latest edition of 'Under The Influence', Connan Mockasin talks us through five records that have influenced him the most. From Band Of Gypsys byHendrix, to the effortless sounds of Histoire de Melody Nelson by Serge Gainsbourg, he's definitely picked some classic records here.



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Jimi Hendrix - Band Of Gypsys

I first heard Jimi Hendrix on a Steven Seagal movie - Under Siege. It excited me a lot, my parents told me who it was. Turned out they had a Jimi Hendrix record ('The Band of Gypsys'). It was a very important record for me, I wanted to play guitar just like it. I recorded the record to tape and played little bits of it over and over and tried to mimic his guitar playing. This was when I first started playing guitar at about the age of 10. [Listen]



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Jonny Greenwood - Bodysong

This soundtrack got me very excited by how nicely a record can flow together. I also loved how hard it was to tell what some of the instruments were. [Listen]



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Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson

It's a short, complete sounding record. It has themes that reappear and sounds simple and effortless. It doesn't sound like they tried too hard to make it. [Listen]



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Micheal Jackson - Dangerous

This is the perfect pop record to me! [Listen]



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Tonetta - 777

This is the first album from Tonetta. He doesn't make music for record sales or fame and it shows. He has been recording music and making videos of himself in his house since the early 80's well before youtube.com was around. [Listen]