For the record: Kevin Brennan MP
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars by David Bowie. I still remember the crackle of the needle on the vinyl as the drumbeat of the first track Five Years opens the album. I was 13 – it changed my life and my haircut.
The first record I bought
It was the first Led Zeppelin album which I bought second hand for a pound because I liked the cover. What was on the record was even better.
My favourite record
At the moment, song: I Put a Spell on You by Nina Simone – brilliant and scary – and album: Songs for Beginners by Graham Nash which contains the first songs I learnt to play on guitar and piano.
What I play if I’ve had a bad day
The Mariner’s Revenge Song by The Decemberists – nothing like a tale of two sailors trapped in the belly of a whale to cheer you up.
The most political record I own
Apart from Cross Party by MP4, then Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On – it’s highly political but also cool.
The most recent record bought or downloaded
I like to buy from Spillers Record Store in Cardiff, which is one of the oldest in the world. I just bought Week of Pines by Georgia Ruth, a new harpist/vocalist.