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For The Love Of Vinyl: Michael Skattum
In the second of this two-part series celebrating the forthcoming annual Record Store Day event, we chat with Michael Skattum, the store buyer and manager for Captured Tracks' bricks and mortar offering. Here, Skattum shares with RUSSH the top five records that shaped his love of this far from forgotten medium.
Slint - Spiderland
I first heard Slint while watching the movie Kids, and the track 'Good Morning, Captain' struck me down and I haven't looked back since. The whole album is fantastic, one of my favourites.
Angelo Badalamenti - A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
This has a little more weight to it as my brother showed me this movie in our grandparent's basement when I was pretty young. It's now become one of my favourite horror movies, and Badalamenti did the score for Twin Peaks as well. This record is an all-around weirdo synth dream.
Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters
My parents bought me my first CD when I was in 3rd grade, and it was Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape. I went backwards and got their self-titled eventually, and every song is perfect, in my opinion. I will also love Dave Grohl forever.
Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
I think I heard this record via my older brother at a young age. It’s just one of those albums that I can listen to everyday.
Harry Hosono - Bon Voyage Co.
I came to find out about this while digging backwards after getting into YMO, and all of Haruomi Hosono's solo work is a masterpiece, so it's hard to narrow down which one knocked me off my feet when I heard it, but I think this record is a good choice. A really bizarre amalgamation of genres and sounds, it's a relaxing listen for sure.
Record Store Day takes place on April 16.