Otis Hayes: 2021 Ambassador

Three LP’s you’d recommend to someone getting into collecting?

Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon

Curtis Mayfield - Curtis
Curtis Mayfield - Curtis

Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty
Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty

    Your first and your last gig?

    First gig: Red Hot Chili Peppers (John Frusciante By the way era)
    Last gig: The Raincoats

    Your top 5 albums?

    1. Déjà Vu - Crosby, Stills & Nash
      Déjà Vu - Crosby, Stills & Nash

    2. Songs Of Leonard Cohen - Leonard Cohen
      Songs Of Leonard Cohen - Leonard Cohen

    3. Desire - Bob Dylan
      Desire - Bob Dylan

    4. Free - Free (Self titled)
      Free - Free (Self titled)

    5. Four Sail - Love
      Four Sail - Love

    Your first album?

    My first album I truly remember buying and owning and really playing the hell out of on my Walkman CD player was Nirvana (self titled compilation).
    Nirvana (self titled compilation)

    Your last album?

    Betty Davis - They Say I’m Different
    Betty Davis - They Say I’m Different

    Do you Play Any Instruments?

    I play guitar.

    If you could join any band for a day who would it be?

    If I could hang out with one band for a day and considering if the rules are they are alive today it would have to be Viagra Boys as I feel that would be one wild day.

    What record are you most proud of in your collection?

    My most proud record has to be my copy of The Modern Lovers self titled release but an extended US release version from 1986 which features a couple of extra tracks that didn’t make the cut and one in particular called ‘’I’m straight’’ which happens to be one of my favourite songs from the record, hence why I had to spend a little extra to get a copy!
    The Modern Lovers

    What record in your collection are you most embarrassed by?

    As for my most embarrassing record it has to be ‘’Do They Know It’s Christmas?’’ I’m glad it exists as it was of course for a good cause but damn is that song cheesy and cringe.

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