The Quietus – Artists & Their Most Treasured Records

Brett chipped in with a piece about his favourite vinyl record for a special Record Store Day article on The Quietus.

Brett Anderson – Suede

The Fall – Wonderful And Frightening World Of The Fall


My copy of The Wonderful And Frightening World Of The Fall will always be quite special to me. I bought it in the mid 80s with hard earned money from cleaning toilets in Haywards Heath. I’d never actually heard the Fall before for some reason but had become fascinated by what I had read about them. When I finally got the hallowed and hard-won piece of black plastic back to my cheap Boots record player it just blew me away. I loved the primal angularity and surreal idiom and immediately knew I’d found a new musical friend. My record collection was of course the centrepiece of my meagre possessions that I took with me to University. I met Justine there and we moved in together and this record was one of a group of albums including Bummed and Hatful Of Hollow that we would constantly play on her old Dansette, replacing the 70s folky stuff that she had previously listened to that I told her was rubbish.

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