were formed 1991 in Nottingham. The line-up changed over the years but still consists of original members David Boulter, Neil Fraser and Stuart A. Staples. The band released nine studio-albums so far on different labels and also film scores. Known for their blend of orchestral influences from various corners and a unique way of telling stories, Tindersticks achieved dedicated followers and critical acclaim.
Our Headmaster, Mr Gibb, used to play us a lot of music in assembly at junior school. A lot of classical, and also things like Simon and Garfunkel, «Bridge Over Troubled Water». Holst had a big impact. I went out and bought the record.
Broadcast, Dingwells, Camden Town. 1994? I love their music and was very sad when Trish Keenan died. This was the second time I'd seen them, and sadly, the last. They were just brilliant.
The first record I remember being drunk to was Gary Numan's Tubeaway Army «Replicas». A bottle of Thunderbird wine. I don't really have a boozed up anthem.
Any Techno. Only joking (almost). I don't think any music I love makes me depressed. It can bring on sadness, but that's different. Shit music makes me depressed.
About 15 years! Now you can get it on CD. And I paid a fortune for it. One thing I hate about the internet is all that rummaging around you had to do to find records, it gave everything much more value. There's nothing like hard work to make you appriciate the end result.
The first Beatles album I bought was the «White Album». The second was «Abbey Road». I'd be about 13, 1978. A girl called Joan used to send me dirty notes about what she'd like to do to me. I was quite naive. I used to like «Maxwell's Silver Hammer» because of the «Joan was quizical» line.
The only record player we had until I was 6 was an old wined up gramophone with an old pile of 78"s. «Sparky's Magic Piano» was one of them. And it really was magic to me. The other 78" I was obsessed about was Doris Day, «Once I Had A Secret Love». I probably heard them both on the same day.
Don't care, I'll be dead. But maybe «The More Things Change» by John Barry.
Also 1978. Films were massive for us as kids. In the summer holidays I go to the cinema every Thursday lunch. It was a cheap ticket, especially for kids. «Star Wars» was big. But «Grease» had the extra thing for a boy at the beginning of his teenage years. It was a very important summer too. By the end, I'd got into serious music... and Joan.
Also, John Barry’s «Midnight Cowboy Theme». Seduction and heartbreak are, or were, always tied to me. Women just used me and threw me away
Liberation from what? The music that liberated me was Punk, or Post-punk really. Joy Division. But more likely Public Image Limited. I knew what I was born for.
From the Walt Disney «Robin Hood» cartoon.
Because of Mr Gibb, our Headmaster.
I don't know, you'd have to ask them. Maybe something by Esquivel.
See also heartbreak song.
Karel Gott. You'll love him.
The radio is my Sunday morning. BBC. Radio 2, 4 or 6music.