Dex finally has chosen his Post|Apocalyptic Playlist, its been hard!




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Monday, 21st January 2019 @ 14:34
PostApocalypse    BlogPost    Feature

Hi Everyone

A while ago, I promised you my Post|Apocalypse Playlist so here it is!

The advance warning horns have gone off, this is what I would choose to grab.

2 x Box Sets

Squeeze Box: The Complete Works Of "Weird Al" Yankovic
Why? Well ... 15 Records, full of amazing music, that is guaranteed to lift my mood even on the darkest day

Mood Music For Listening And Relaxation
Why? 12 records of music that I use to relax too, and memories of my family.

10 x Single Sleeve 12" Albums

This is where things get hard, I could easily pick over 200 records to take!

The Spinners : Final Fling (Not the Detroit Spinners, the Liverpool Folk Band)
Rick Wakeman : Criminal Record
Metallica : S&M
Holst : The Planets
The Alarm : Declaration *
The Alarm : Blood Red / Viral Black *
Rick Wakeman : Journey To The Center Of The Earth
Focus : Hamburger Concerto
Tchaikovsky : 1812 Overture / Romeo And Juliet
Pete Seeger : The Best Of Pete Seeger

By The Way, these are listed in no particular order! just the order that I saw them on the shelves.
I've conciously avoided listing albums by hugely popular bands like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and David Bowie, as they are likely to be brought be other people (I hope).

* If there is ever a full back catalogue vinyl box set of records by The Alarm, including the Welsh Language releases these two spaces would become available, then the problem becomes which box set to leave

10 x 7" singles

Another hard choice, but easier as I can complement and contrast the album choices, I could easily pick over 100 singles to take if I was allowed

Icicle Works : Birds Fly (Whisper To A Scream)
John Denver : Annies Song
The Anchoress : Popular
Arrested Development : People Everyday
Bachmann Turner Overdrive : You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet
Beastie Boys : Fight For Yor Right
Mike Harding : Rochdale Cowboy
Stephen Hawking : Monty Python's Galaxy Song
Holly Johnson : Americanos
Melanie : Brand New Key

Again, these are listed in no particular order! just the order that I saw them on the shelves.

1 x Book about Vinyl

I have a choice of 3 for this, and I'm going to list them all for you and tell you my reasoning for leaving / taking each.

Haynes Manual for Vinyl: LEAVE
Why? I would leave this book, as I can always teach the younger people in the "bunker" how to choose a record player, care for vinyl and players myself, and they can pass the information down the generations.

VINYL : The Art Of Making Vinyl by Mike Evans published by New Burlington Books: LEAVE
Why? As good as this book is, it is at its core a picture book, a great picture book, and it does have some great information about the featured artists and graphical artists. If I couldn't lay my hands to the next book I'd happily take it .... (but I would try and sneak it in anyway).

Dust & Grooves Adventures in Record Collecting by Eilon Paz published by Ten Speed Press: TAKE
Why? Dust & Grooves is the book I'd choose because, it's part picture book, and part reading material, there is a section of interviews with record collectors - this book is on my night stand, and I read a (different) bit of it regularly

If you want to take part, send your suggestions, to The Vinyl Vault Studio if your choices of record are in The Vinyl Vault we will link to them so everyone can see whats on the records you choose.

As ever, I'll catch you on the flip side and keep putting that needle on the records, (carefully) and we'll see you on air!