Broken Record #8


The Lovely Eggs have been pretty prolific in the five or so years since they emerged, churning out a regular stream of ace LPs, EPs and Singles packed with their trademark noisy blasts of pop punk. As indie as indie could be, simple, funny and raw, their tunes are a breath of fresh air in a musical landscape that occasionally takes itself a bit too seriously. The Lancashire duo release a brand new album Wildlife on November 26th, we've heard it and it's class so go and buy it from their shop on CD or Vinyl. Holly and David are off out on tour in November and December, but before that they found the time to talk to us about records!

Under-rated Album

The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band - Vol III

We are huge fans of The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band. And these are a band who were largely ignored (or at least didn't achieve any great commercial success during their career in the 1960s.) Their records are just amazing though, especially Vol III. A Child Of A Few Hours Is Burning To Death is one of our favourite songs ever. And the band (especially their tambourine player and leader Bob Markley) have one of the most intriguing and dark stories in rock history. If Bob Markley hadn't lost his mind in a rowing boat, he should have written a book about it.
Over-rated Album


We can't really comment about an over-rated album cos we don't really buy or listen to anything we don't like and we rarely listen to what people say is good anyway.
Album Of Sin

Hot Butter- Popcorn

Now we don't usually like covers but Hot Butter's Popcorn is the exception! We can't help but totally love this album. Everything from the album sleeve to the reworking of the songs are total genius! Our favourites are the title track Pop Corn as well as our old favourite Apache. All done on a moog we believe.Highly irritating but also highly enjoyable!
Joyful Album

Grandaddy - Under The Western Freeway

Grandaddy are one of our favourite bands of the last 15 years. We never get tired of listening to their records. Under The Western Freeway we think was the first Grandaddy record we heard and we just fell in love with the band. This album has a really joyeous feel to it and David always loves drinking his head off to it sat in our back yard in the summer. The track A.M. 180 is especially uplifting. Can just play this record again and again. A classic.
Album From My Youth (Holly)

Nirvana - Nevermind

We have two because we both had different youths. Mine (Holly) is Nirvana's Nevermind. It was listening to bands like Nirvana and Sonic Youth that got me interested in being in a band. This was probably one of the first albums that I went totally mad about. I just felt like part of a scene listening to that record and it opened up a world to me of loads of amazing bands, especially all-girl or female-fronted bands like Bikini Kill and Huggy Bear and Hole and Babes in Toyland. For me, this record was the start of me doing anything musically really.
Album From My Youth (David)

The Velvet Underground and Nico

Mine (David) is The Velvet Underground and Nico. My brother was really into The Velvet Underground when I was growing up so I got to hear a lot of their stuff. He used to sing a lot of the songs to me.
Surprising Album

Jeffrey Lewis - City and Eastern Songs

Have you heard the track "The Williamsburg Will Oldham Horror"? Can you believe how Jeff Lewis manages to get all them words into one song? Now THAT is suprising!
Record That Reminds Me Of Getting Home Off Tour

John Coltrane - A Love Supreme

When we get back off tour we usually cook a meal in our kitchen and drink lots of wine and listen to John Coltrane. It is hard getting back off tour cos we really miss it and this record helps us mellow out.

Something else...

The Lovely Eggs
The Lovely Eggs