By David Raleigh, AngloINFO Amsterdam
Marooned for eternity on Texel Island in the north of Amsterdam, David Raleigh from AngloInfo chooses his favourite 10 discs to take with him.
The agony of choice. Being 10 in 1981 with a brother 8 years older that me meant that I already knew all the lyrics to the songs by The Jam by heart and I had an appreciation for the punk era music and the post punk rock. It also meant that I could not go near his precious vinyls or touch his stereo set up. He did make some cassette recordings for me though for a fair price….This situation left me in the lounge with 2 long play vinyls to choose from and one of those defined my musical tastes in general. The Best of Elvis was a musical epiphany for me. I remember one of my sisters bawling her eyes out one morning in 1977, but in the early 80’s the King was very much still alive for me. His swagger and catchy tunes with a heavy gospel and blues backbones was my sound and still is now. I am open to all new musical strains and love much of the good stuff that appears, but I still love the very same music I listed to in the 80’s. By the way, the second vinyl I had was a collection of Scooby Doo stories. I played that once too. Once. Those pesky kids.