Broken Record #49
New York City musician Kristeen Young has got quite a CV. She regularly records with Tony Visconti, she's played with David Bowie and Dave Grohl and toured with Morrissey (who rather astutely described her as "Maria Callas, if not for the keyboard that she plays like a set of drums"). Her new single "NICE" is a serious take on modern day male celebrity told through a cavalcade of crunching bass musical shifts that would put Rick Wakeman to shame. Part Kate Bush, part Sparks, Young has a knack for writing odd songs that you can still dance to. Kristeen Young and her band hit London this month to play a residency (every Tuesday) at The Islington (see below for more info and links). Here she selects some of the albums in her record collection for #49 in our Broken Record series. Note that the selections seem to channel the eratic, unpredictabity of her music. Enjoy.