Music

I like all sorts of music - literally anything and everything. Generally, my favourite kind of music is made by what you'd call guitar bands I s'pose - My favourite bands are The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Smiths and The Stone Roses, but I'm happy to listen to (and play) pretty much anything. I was brought up on The Beatles who I still really like, I was 16 and living in Manchester in 1990, so I have a soft spot for early indie music like the Stone Roses and the Happy Mondays, and because I'm a boy I like a bit of (english) 70s rock like Led Zep and The Who. Obviously, I tend to listen to stuff with good Bass playing but not exclusively. I can't stand Robbie fucking Williams or really really heavy techno, but more or less anything else goes. I quite like or own at least one album by (in absolutely no order whatsoever)...

Chilled Ibiza, The Clash, The Sugarcubes, Skunk Anansie, Go Team, Ojos de Brujo, Amon Tobin, Freakpower, Charles Mingus, Richard Thompson, The Rolling Stones, Anything with James Jamerson on Bass, Cat Stevens, George Gershwin, Zero 7, Badly Drawn Boy, Pixies, Carole King, The Happy Mondays, Bat for Lashes, Ten Years Later, Ozric Tentacles, Lambchop, Cedric Zydeco, Israel Kamakawiwoole, The Supremes, Def Leppard, Sigur Ros, Corduroy, Neil Young, Nick Drake, Caro Emerald, Meatloaf, Death In Vegas, Mo Wax, Pink Floyd, Finley Quaye, White Denim, Gomez, Marvin Gaye, Indigo Girls, Coldplay, Jimi Hendrix, The White Stripes, The Pipettes, Mr Hudson and the library, The The, Simon & Garfunkel, The Cocteau Twins, The Presidents of the united states of america, Hot 8 Brass band, The Soundtrack of our Lives, Manic Street Preachers, The Band, Amy Winehouse, David Bowie, Kings of Convenience, Herbaliser, Tackhead, Bloc Party, Turin Brakes, Sneaker Pimps, Dexys Midnight Runners, The Beta Band, Damien Rice, Faith No More, Charlie Parr, Talking Heads, James Yorkston and The Athletes, The Whiskey Cats, John Squire, The Coral, Starsailor, The Only Ones, Martyn Joseph, Billie Holiday, No Fat on a Turkey, Blink 182, Cousteau, Deep Forest, The Fratellis, Blind Melon, Van Morrison, Alela Diane, Groove Armada, Guns & Roses, Asteroids Galaxy Tour, Foo Fighters, Creedence Clearwater Revival, George Benson, Morphine, DJ Food, Hawkwind, The Smiths, Bessie Smith, The Who, Matthew Herbert Big Band, Free, Edwyn Collins, Garbage, Jeff Buckley, Black Uhuru, Dogs Die in Hot Cars, Roy Harper, Morcheeba, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Billy Bragg, The Avalanches, Adam & the Ants, Cafe del Mar, Jah Wobble, Puressence, Lamb, Alvin Lee & Ten years later, Lou Reed, Mansun, Bad Manners, Herbie Hancock, Rage Against The Machine, Kruder Dorfmeister, Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, Ann Peebles, DeVotchKa, The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, KT Tunstall, Kate Bush, Pavement, Spinal Tap, Queen, The Bees, Easy Star All-Stars, Mussorgsky, Depeche Mode, Kelly Joe Phelps, Eva Cassidy, I Am Kloot, Deep Purple, Audioslave, Placebo, Gogo Penguin, Jamiroquai, Curtis Mayfield, Ben Kweller, JS Bach, Stevie Wonder, Imelda May, South, Gotan Project, Queens of the Stone Age, Cake, The Bad Shepherds, The Velvet Underground, The Jam, Dizzee Rascal, Eliza Carthy, New Model Army, Nizlopi, The Stranglers, The Specials, Estelle, The Polyphonic Spree, Led Zeppelin (a lot), Interpol, Fila Brazillia, Aretha Franklin, Desmond Dekker, Madonna, Arcade Fire, Caravan Palace, Tenacious D, Elbow, British Sea Power, Royksopp, Duffy, The Beatles, Herb Alpert, Iron & Wine, Mozart, Rival Sons, Cosmic Rough Riders, Sunset Ibiza, The Future Sound of London, Dire Straits, Galliano, Smashing Pumpkins, Elvis Presley, Dodgy, Barenaked Ladies, James, David Gray, Paul Weller, The Stone Roses, Bob Marley, R.E.M (pre-Automatic for the people), Etta James, The Doors, CSS, Arctic Monkeys, Otis Redding, Franz Ferdinand, Mano Negra, Nina Simone, Adam F, Joni Mitchell, Kate Rusby (a lot), The Flaming Lips, Pooka, David Holmes, Cherry Poppin Daddies, Stereophonics, Moore Marriott, Father John Misty, Buena Vista Social Club, ABBA, The Streets, Motorhead, Air, Coraline, Beth Orton, Gwyneth Herbert, Fiona Apple, Kula Shaker, The Commodores, Peter Gabriel, AC/DC, Spice Girls, Spearhead, Kraftwerk, Elliot Smith, Yo La Tengo, The Egg, Chas & Dave, Elvis Costello, Chic, Mary Coughlan, Fats Waller, Florence & the Machine, The Cure, Miles Davis, Beck, Blondie, King Crimson, Cornelius, Policia, Jaco Pastorius, Sixpence None the Richer, Reef, Cypress Hill, Stanley Clarke, Low, Hot Chip, Billy Preston, Adele, The Darkness, First Aid Kit, Spin Doctors, The Gods of Good Living, Booker T & the MGs, Joe Satriani, Ozomatli, Eddi Reader, Editors, Gorillaz, Billy Cobham, Inspiral Carpets, Bill Withers, Aqute Couch, Beastie Boys, The Byrds, U2, Fleet Foxes, The Webb Brothers, Motown, Massive Attack, Blur, Ben Folds (five), Gillian Welch, Gary Numan, Buzzcocks, Alabama Shakes, Mother Earth, Airhead, GeEkgiRL, Belle & Sebastian, Radiohead, Edie Brickell, Tower Of Power, Aloe Blacc, Bill Caddick, The Charlatans, Anything with Double Bass in, Goldfrapp, Athlete, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Portishead, Feeder, Sarah Vaughan, The Woodentops, Red Right Hand, The Beach Boys, Caitlin Rose, DJ Yoda, Courtney Barnett, John Martyn, Weather Report, Eminem, Jimmy Smith, Frankie goes to Hollywood, Joan Osborne, Grandaddy, Extreme, Disco, The Police, Bob Dylan, House Of Love, Paul Simon, The Zutons, Mew, Afunken, The Unabombers, Steve Hillage, Ian Dury, George Formby, Becca & the Broken Biscuits, Nick Harper, Gogol Bordello, Violent Femmes, Sheryl Crow, Back to the Blue, Boards of Canada, Lemonjelly, Crash Test Dummies, Bruce Springsteen, Chuck Berry, Rubberneck, DJ Shadow, Thin Lizzy, The Erotic House of Wax, Alanis Morissette, Nirvana, Django Reinhardt, Primal Scream, Anything with Sousaphone on, Ash, Mull Historical Society, Dub Pistols, Half Man Half Biscuit, The Vines, The Cinematic Orchestra, Eels, Cast, Flight of the Conchords, Bjork, The Sundays, Cream, Doves, The Wonder Stuff, Corona, Fleetwood Mac when Peter Green was still in them, Aimee Mann, Clara Rockmore, Hot Club of Cowtown, Ocean Colour Scene, Muse, Blues Brothers, The Bees Niece, The Damned, A bit of Jazz, The Ramones, The Hoax, Brendan Benson, Green On Red, Green Day, and loads of stuff I've forgotten