Music industry type Dave Berry has caused a bit of kerfuffle today by compiling a list of ten albums that every man should own.
Let’s just say it is a bit of a conservative list. I think that David Cameron’s would be racier. Sure Beatles, Oasis and Portishead are great, but saying you like the Fabs is a bit like saying you like breathing!? No? And the Pulp Fiction soundtrack – please. How old are you again Dave?
Needless to say that Twitter has already hit back big time. Check out the #daveberrystyle hash tag for some corkers.
Anyhow Dave – here’s a the list of ten albums that every man should own. You maybe should have picked these.
Joni Mitchell – Blue – Top tip Dave. Great one to put at the front of your collection as it screams to any intelligent passing young woman that you have a sensitive side. I am more of a Judy Collins man myself.
Dave Berry’s Greatest Hits – This is perfect for every man who is called… Dave Berry! Two reasons One It is by your namesake Dave! And two it is cracking. Berry had lots of great hits in the 6os like the ace Kinks cover This Strange Effect and the corking R and B stomper Don’t Gimme No Lip Child - which was mercilessly trashed by the Sex Pistols a decade later.
The Sound Gallery – You’d love this Dave. It is the ultimate bachelor pad album – and I bet you have a great one of those. It is a mixture of TV theme tunes and film soundtracks from the 60s and 70s alongside a few bonkers covers played by sessions musicians who had clearly been at the cider during the lunch break. It also shows that you listened to a few things that weren’t in the charts in the 90s!
Jane Birkin/Serge Gainsbourg - Ok so it does boast Je T’aime, but there’s also lots of fantastic groovy sixties pop tunes on there too. The good news for Dave and his mates is that it ticks the World Music box too!
Foxygen – We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic - Quick get an album in that the kids might like that was made by people under 25. This is actually fantastic – like the best ever Stars In Their Eyes programme.
And a few he really should have chosen…
Scott Walker – Scott – Course you could have picked a Sinatra album, but why bother when you can have an album that incldues tracks like Mathilde, which is like punk easy listening. The fella is a genius
World of David Bowie – As it shows that when it comes to the Duke you are a completist and not so no mark with just Let’s Dance and Ziggy. In spite of its reputation it is actually rather good.
Billy Bragg – Talking With The Taxman – It contains Levi Stubbs’ Tears – possibly the best record of the 1980s. Always good to include Billy cos he might retweet you on Twitter.
Pink Floyd – Piper At The Gates of Dawn – Life doesn’t get any better than Interstellar Overdrive on full blast through your headphones with a jostick or two for company. Oh, and you need to be 14.
The Len Price 3 – Nobody Knows – Two reasons. One it will be amazing (it isn’t out yet, but you can pretend that you have heard it), Two it has a song about a guy who built an aircraft in his house in WW2 so he could go and chase the Luftwaffe! Details here.
What are yours then?