The Amoeba music store in Hollywood hosts an occasional series where bands choose their favourite albums or new discoveries. Included in Noel Gallagher’s bag?
Metal Guru, Telegram Sam
Marc Bolan on Metal Guru: “”Is a festival of life song. I relate ‘Metal Guru’ to all Gods around. I believe in a God, but I have no religion. With ‘Metal Guru’, it’s like someone special, it must be a Godhead. I thought how God would be, he’d be all alone without a telephone. I don’t answer the phone any more. I have codes where people ring me at certain times.” Metal Guru was the inspiration for a musical homage in The Smiths’ Panic.
Includes Moonshake from 1973.
Epoch-Eclipse: Ultimate Best of Hawkwind
Includes Silver Machine (1972). Written by Robert Calvert and his then-wife Sylvia MacManus, Silver Machine with the vocal finally being recorded by Lemmy, after a bipolar Calvert had been sectioned.
David Alexrod (1931-2017) recorded one of these albums, Songs of Innocence, in tribute to William Blake.
Songs of Innocence
A Collection of Great Dance Songs
This anthology includes Money released in 1973 and a tape loop of jingling cash register sounds and coins. “Money interested me enormously,” Roger Waters remarked on the twentieth anniversary of Dark Side. “I remember thinking, ‘Well, this is it and I have to decide whether I’m really a socialist or not.’ I’m still keen on a general welfare society, but I became a capitalist. You have to accept it. I remember coveting a Bentley like crazy. The only way to get something like that was through rock or the football pools. I very much wanted all that material stuff.”
Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Wish You Were Here
Another Brick in the Wall