Every Record I Own – B is for Kate Bush

Kate Bush ‎– Lionheart

I would have bought this when it came out, so I would have been 11 or 12. It reminds me of long long summers stuck in the middle of fucking nowhere, surrounded by large houses behind big gates and tall walls. We moved into town a couple of years later and life was much more fun.
I still know a lot of the lyrics, I’m singing it to the cat now, not very well but she wants dinner so she will put up with almost anything. I don’t know if the lyrics themselves are retrospective, or if I remember them as such because I was a child when I heard them first.
It’s a bit comedic because of her voice, not only the lisp,and the childish intonation but the trilling; she reminds me of a nun at school who would sing hymns vibrato. The songs themselves rock, and I might see if anyone has done any better covers.

EMI ‎– EMA 787, EMI ‎– OC-064-06 859
Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold
  • A1 Symphony In Blue 3:34
  • A2 In Search Of Peter Pan 3:46
  • A3 Wow 3:58
  • A4 Don’t Push Your Foot On The Heartbrake 3:11
  • A5 Oh England My Lionheart 3:09
  • B1 Full House 3:13
  • B2 In The Warm Room 3:33
  • B3 Kashka From Baghdad 3:55
  • B4 Coffee Homeground 3:38
  • B5 Hammer Horror

Every Record I Own – B is for The Bonzo Dog Band – Doughnut

Bonzo Dog Band* ‎– The Doughnut In Granny’s Greenhouse


I was unreliably told by my uncle, that the doughnut is in fact a poo, he has a great collection of poo related phrases, including ‘turtle head’ and the now very un PC ‘throttle a darkie’ so I should probably believe him.

Fantastic album, nothing bad to say about it.

Liberty ‎– LBL 83158E, Liberty ‎– LBL 83158
Vinyl, LP, Album, Mono


  • A1 We Are Normal
  • A2 Postcard
  • A3 Beautiful Zelda
  • A4 Can Blue Men Sing The Whites
  • A5 Hello Mabel
  • A6 Kama Sutra
  • B1 Humanoid Boogie
  • B2 The Trouser Press
  • B3 My Pink Half Of The Drainpipe
  • B4 Rockaliser Baby
  • B5 Rhinocratic Oaths
  • B6 Eleven Mustachioed Daughters

Every Record I Own – B is for Bowie – Stage

David Bowie ‎– Stage


I knew this from a tape my parents had and bought the album a couple of years ago. The original tape was a copy and bright purple and I probably still have it somewhere – going through every tape I own will be a different story though. The first record is live versions of Ziggy Stardust and Station to Station but the second record is the one I really like best.

There is a bit of it in Christiane F which I wasn’t expecting when I saw the film for the first time but the track I most love is the one after Warszawa (co written with Brian Eno). It’s called Speed of Life. It must have been amazing live.


RCA Victor ‎– PL 02913(2)
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold Sleeve
  • A1 Hang On To Yourself
  • A2 Ziggy Stardust
  • A3 Five Years
  • A4 Soul Love
  • A5 Star
  • B1 Station To Station
  • B2 Fame
  • B3 Tvc 15
  • C1 Warszawa
  • C2 Speed Of Life
  • C3 Art Decade
  • C4 Sense Of Doubt
  • C5 Breaking Glass
  • D1 “Heroes”
  • D2 What In The World
  • D3 Blackout
  • D4 Beauty And The Beast

Every Record I Own – B is for Boards of Canada – Music has the Right

Boards Of Canada ‎– Music Has The Right To Children


Double gatefold of drifty mogadon hangover music. Perfect for a lazy Sunday, perfect for when you are feeling very low or very high. Bought directly from Warp when I had a horrible office job and I was trying to function in the real world. This translated to drinking bucketfuls of cocktails at the weekend and spending every Sunday dreading Monday.

I don’t play the sides in order usually, and I don’t think they need to be played in order either. Side one drifts along, side 2 has some incredible samples entwined into the haze, some sort of distant tribal singing and the well know roygbiv starts with a call to a spaceship much better than Close Encounters of the Third Kind. The aliens. Side 3 has Olson which is one of the most beautiful bits of music I’ve ever heard, all the sweeter because it’s so short.

Warp Records ‎– WARPLP55, Skam ‎– SKALP1
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album
  • A1 Wildlife Analysis 1:17
  • A2 An Eagle In Your Mind 6:23
  • A3 The Color Of The Fire 1:45
  • A4 Telephasic Workshop 6:35
  • A5 Triangles And Rhombuses 1:50
  • B1 Sixtyten 5:48
  • B2 Turquoise Hexagon Sun 5:07
  • B3 Kaini Industries 0:59
  • B4 Bocuma 1:35
  • B5 Roygbiv 2:31
  • C1 Rue The Whirl 6:39
  • C2 Aquarius 5:58
  • C3 Olson 1:31
  • D1 Pete Standing Alone 6:07
  • D2 Smokes Quantity 3:07
  • D3 Open The Light 4:25
  • D4 One Very Important Thought

Every Record I Own – B is for Blur

Blur ‎– Coffee + TV

Another record bought for one track, which is one big poppy dance along song of joy. The rest of the 12 inch is fucking awful though, its easy to get too much Britpop remix.


Food ‎– 12 FOOD 122
Vinyl, 12″
  • A1 Coffee + TV
  • A2 Trade Stylee (Alex’s Bugman Remix)
  • A3 Metal Hip Slop (Graham’s Bugman Remix)
  • B1 X-Offender (Damon / Control Freak’s Bugman Remix)
  • B2 Coyote (Dave’s Bugman Remix)

Every Record I Own – B is for Blind Faith

Blind Faith (2) ‎– Blind Faith


Stolen from my parents who must have really loved it because they had 2 copies, both as knackered as each other. Side one is great, really good listening, bluesy folk rock with great vocals. Side 2 is marred by a long and dull drum solo but it’s worth riding it out for the track after that.



  • Had To Cry Today 8:49
  • Can’t Find My Way Home 3:17
  • Well All Right 4:28
  • Presence Of The Lord 4:56
  • Sea Of Joy 5:22
  • Do What You Like

Every Record I Own – B is for Black Sabbath – Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

Black Sabbath ‎– Sabbath Bloody Sabbath



There is nothing much I can say about this, it is what it is, and I like it. I’ve got the first issue which is satisfying, although it’s not worth much.

The inside of the gatefold looks like a larger version of my front room, with books in the same place and 4 transparent people in the middle. I don’t have a 4 poster bed in my front room though.


WWA Records ‎– WWA 005
Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold

  • A1 Sabbath Bloody Sabbath 5:43
  • A2 A National Acrobat 6:12
  • A3 Fluff 4:05
  • A4 Sabbra Cadabra 5:53
  • B1 Killing Yourself To Live 5:39
  • B2 Who Are You? 4:10
  • B3 Looking For Today 4:58
  • B4 Spiral Architect

Every Record I Own – B is for BRMC – Spectre at the Feast

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club ‎– Specter At The Feast

Bought new, this double album came with a cd and a little book that annoyingly gets stuck in the bend of the gatefold. Show me that gifthorse and I’ll look him in the face.


It’s another one of those albums with tiny dark lettering on dark backgrounds. Peering myopically at it I think the idea is that each side is a book and each track a chapter. Maybe it’s something to do with the book inside the cover… Dunno, don’t care. I like the music. Book 1 is suitably mauldlin for a hangover and by Book 3 there are moments of optimism, interspersed with spirituals, echos and waves of vocals. It’s the sort of record that makes me think everything is going to be ok.


Abstract Dragon ‎– VVR731930, Abstract Dragon ‎– VVR728604


2 × Vinyl, LP, Album

CD, Album




22 Mar 2013




Alternative Rock

  • LP-A1 Fire Walker
  • LP-A2 Let The Day Begin
  • LP-A3 Returning
  • LP-B1 Lullaby
  • LP-B2 Hate The Taste
  • LP-B3 Rival
  • LP-C1 Teenage Disease
  • LP-C2 Some Kind Of Ghost
  • LP-C3 Sometimes The Light
  • LP-C4 Funny Games
  • LP-D1 Sell It
  • LP-D2 Lose Yourself

Every Record I Own – B is for Beefheart – Strictly Personal

Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band ‎– Strictly Personal

The last 2 tracks on this album got me into Beefheart; Gimme Dat Harp Boy gets into my brain and won’t shift and Kandy Korn has the most glorious come down ending.

I’m sure I saw these on YouTube, live and the audience are stunned at the end of one of the songs – if anyone knows what I’m talking about please put me out of my misery.


Sunset Records ‎– SLS 50208
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue


  • A1 Ah Feel Like Ahcid
  • A2 Safe As Milk
  • A3 Trust Us
  • A4 Son Of Mirror Man – Mere Man
  • B1 On Tomorrow
  • B2 Beatle Bones N’ Smokin Stones
  • B3 Gimme Dat Harp Boy
  • B4 Kandy Korn


Every Record I Own – B is for Beefheart – Unconditionally

Captain Beefheart And Magic Band, The ‎– Unconditionally Guaranteed

I’m new to Captain Beefheart. I was a Lego kid and I was brought up listening to Zappa. Beefheart was always the Meccano to Zappa’s Lego and he did my head in. I didn’t know how it worked and there were too many bits to lose.

Recently I decided there must be something in Beefheart, other people seem to get it so I bounced into a record shop and asked for a good Beefheart starter record. I’ve got a few by him now and I don’t know which I got first.

Upon The My-O-My has got to be my favorite track on this album. Unconditionally Guaranteed isn’t a tricky or challenging album to listen to at all, it’s got clear beginnings and ends to the tracks, some of which are soft little ballads. Beefheart himself disowned the record as soon as his contract was up. Admittedly it’s not the most exciting music in the world, it’s not groundbreaking, not surprising, nothing shocking happens. But it doesn’t do my head in.

  • A1 Upon The My-O-My 2:40
  • A2 Sugar Bowl 2:11
  • A3 New Electric Ride 3:00
  • A4 Magic Be 2:55
  • A5 Happy Love Song 3:54
  • B1 Full Moon, Hot Sun 2:19
  • B2 I Got Love On My Mind 3:07
  • B3 This Is The Day 4:48
  • B4 Lazy Music 2:49
  • B5 Peaches


Virgin ‎– V 2015
Vinyl, LP, Album

Alternative Rock, Blues Rock, Soft Rock