Broken Record #21
Even as a blinkered teenage metal enthusiast I always thought that Therapy? were different. Certainly different to most of the bands that were cutting their cloth in the early/mid 90s rock scene. They mashed up the genres with pounding disco beats, choruses of sing-along teenage angst and energetic pumping basslines. They incorporated obscure film and literary references, they were British in a sea of Americans and they were even a little bit cool. It's no surprise that front-man Andy Cairns has the eclectic record collection to match, which he talks passionately about here. Therapy? have a busy year ahead, with a new album being recorded right now (#14 no less), and the expanded re-issues of their classic albums Troublegum and Infernal Love (get the mouth watering lowdown here). Its also 20 years since Troublegum came out, which is scary, and they'll be playing the record in full on a short UK tour in April. See below for details. But first check out Mr Cairns' tip top record selections.