was founded in 1980 by William Bennett and is known as the pioneer of the power electronics genre. The uninitiated would call the music of Whitehouse simply noise, and label the lyrics that deal with mass murders, rape and war as pure trash. For the rest of the world William Bennett is a living legend.
You were either into Bowie or Bolan at my schools. I was definitely of the latter persuasion.
That’s an easy one: Tom Jones at MGM, Las Vegas. It’s funny because anywhere else and it wouldn’t have been nearly so much fun.
I was a Marc Bolan kid, remember?
How about almost anything by The Beatles, for example, «Yesterday»? In truth, there isn’t much pop and rock that doesn’t make me feel depressed.
The melody of «The Look Of Love» by Burt Bacharach was a song I used to be obsessed with at a very young age – without, at the time, even knowing what it was or who it was by.
When I was already about 17, I used to always listen to music on the radio and didn’t own a turntable until much later than most kids.
I’d prefer to disappear without trace than have any kind of funeral.
This was constantly on the radio in Barcelona when I moved there in the summer of 1985. Magical times.
Karen Carpenter’s extraordinarily beautiful voice always makes me well up.
If I had to nominate one impossible-to-resist record it’d be «Happy Song» by Baby's Gang.
By the genius that is Riz Ortolani. Although I could just as easily have chosen his soundtrack for «La Ragazza Dal Pigiama Giallo», also a masterpiece.
Such a stunningly gentle pretty song like a magical lullabye in reverse.