Heaven's Basement Guitarist Sid Glover: 5 Albums That Changed My Life
Watch Heaven's Basement's new video for their track "Fire, Fire" below and go download a free MP3 of the track at the band's Facebook page, to get a taste of what we're all in for when Filthy Empire finally drops.
Since "Fire, Fire" is such a killer track, we figured they had impeccable musical taste. That's why Noisecreep has asked Heaven's Basement guitarist Sid Glover to take part in Noisecreep's ongoing 'Five Albums That Changed My Life' series.
Are You Experienced, Jimi Hendrix Experience (1967)
"The first time I really heard Hendrix I was 9. It was 'Voodoo Child' and it erupted in me one of the most exciting buzzes I've ever felt. I locked myself away and didn't leave the room until I'd worked out how to play it. Although that track isn't on Are You Experienced, this album sums up the bulk of the songs I used to get off on and loved working out how to play as a kid. It lit my touch paper and set me off on my love affair with the guitar."
Meddle, Pink Floyd (1971)
"Echoes is possibly the best recording ever made. It's 23 and a half minutes of epic. David Gilmour is one of my favourite guitarist for his feel and sensibility, everything he plays is worth playing. I can't really pin 1 Pink Floyd album as my main influence, because they all have different aspects which get me going. Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here are probably my favorite albums as full pieces of work to listen to, they have the tunes and the spine tingle moments, but there's something about the darkness of 'One of These Days' and 'Echoes' that I'm into. WAY ahead of their time. 'One of These Days' has elements of trance and dubstep going on...and it was done in 1971!"
Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin (1969)
"This album still has the magic of a first listen when I put it on. 'Babe I'm Going To Leave' you is one of my favourite recordings ever, each player comes together on the track to great effect. Plant is phenomenal and he was 20 years old. Great. 'Dazed and Confused' I think really got into me, I love those kinds of songs that start dark and liquid sounding and just ramp up, go off on one and explode, especially live."
Appetite for Destruction, Guns N' Roses (1987)
"The attitude that drips off this album is like napalm. It still gets me fired up. They were a great example of the right band members coming together to create something bigger. Cliché's and all that crap aside, it stands the test of time because at the time it was genuine and with an honest guy singing about what the deal was. It was real and marked a huge change in rock music. It was like someone threw a grenade into the room and said 'Follow that fuckers!' Everyone kind of went to shit after that and it beckoned in a new era and outlook when it came to rock music, for better or for worse."
(What's The Story) Morning Glory?, Oasis (1995)
"This album's got a sick track listing and every tune deserves it's place. The great thing about Oasis is that they managed to blend guttural attitude and mastery of song writing so well because of the chemistry of the band members. The way they have taken vibes from the Sex Pistols and the Beatles works really well for me. Definitely Maybe is a badass album too, one of the best debuts ever, but I remember jamming along to all these songs when I was a kid. I love the snarl and 'go fuck yourself' attitude of the band. It's what music needs, and no one does it better than the English!"
Watch Heaven's Basement's 'Fire, Fire' Video
Heaven's Basement will drop Filthy Empire in early 2013 via Red Bull Records.
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