Playlist: Ross Gillanders
Horsemen Pass By dude and Beastman Ross Gillanders tells us about some tunes he digs.
Salem – King Night
What a group. They got hyped a fair bit then knocked down because their live show wasn’t up to scratch, apparently. They probably didn’t have a chance to develop it and hammer out the problems before they got fame, unlike the rest of us who spend yonks playing to near-empty rooms. Beastmen and Horsemen Pass By have practised so much that now we can just party.
The Knife – We Share Our Mother’s Health
I’d walk through fire for The Knife. Picking a favourite track is difficult, but I’ll go for this one because it’s perfect. Have a listen to New Year’s Eve as well, it’s a sad song you can dance to.
PJ Harvey – Maniac
I got into PJ Harvey when my mate’s brother brought To Bring You My Love home and stuck it on back in 1995, I think it was. The atmospherics from that opening guitar line led me to look for “desert” sounding things, leading subsequently to my obsession with surf and spaghetti western music. On that day though, me and my pal got back to writing shite riffs for our metal band. This is a relatively unknown song here, a B Side from something.
Primus – Here Come The Bastards
One of the first bands I was obsessed with. I learned to play guitar listening to Primus and Nirvana, mainly, which might explain my bastard-stupid playing technique.
King Crimson – Prelude: Song of the Gulls
Lovely, unexpected track from a great album. Stuck this on a mixtape once for a girl I liked at school thinking the classical sound would impress her, but she didn’t give a fuck. Probably shouldn’t've filled the rest of it with Pantera and Cypress Hill.