Record Shopping With: Death from Above

Record Shopping With: Death from Above

In honor of one of our favorite features from the iconic record destination Amoeba Music, we're paying homage by taking a dive into the shopping habits of our favorite artists. Here's what Sebastien Grainger of Death From Above is listening to and why you should, too.

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Sebastien Grainger

[Vinyl] Goldberg Variations – Glenn Gould

[Vinyl] The Feeding Of The 5000 – Crass

[Vinyl] The Future – Leonard Cohen

[Vinyl] Two Great Guitars – Bo Diddley & Chuck Berry

[Vinyl] Go Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley

[Vinyl] The Dream of the Blue Turtles – Sting

[Vinyl] Dream Letter: Live In London 1968 – Tim Buckley

[Vinyl] Twin Peaks Original Soundtrack – Angelo Badalamenti


Let me start by shouting out Sebastien’s flawless Brad Pitt impression. I quote/parody this line often, almost always met by blank faces from my film-illiterate friends. But I do it anyway and I’m glad Sebastien does too.

I feel like I learned a lot from this week’s “What’s In My Bag”. We’re basically taken on a journey through the history of music, touching on some all-time classics as well as some lesser known gems. Let’s start with the GOAT. I’m a huge Chuck Berry fan. The guy is mesmerizing. I’ll admit, I’m not as familiar with Bo Diddley, but any friend of Chuck’s is a friend of mine. Upon first listen, that line of thinking was absolutely correct. Phenomenal album, check it out.

Now onto the obscure – who in the world is Glenn Gould? Is that a Canadian thing? Do musicheads in the States know about Gould? Am I a fraud?! Are people only reading this because they’re waiting for me to screw up?!?!

Don’t worry guys, that was all an allusion to the anxiety that riddled Glenn Gould throughout his life and career. Though I have not, in fact, heard of him, that pitch by Sebastien Grainger certainly sparked my interest. So much so that I did a quick google search for a documentary on the guy and found one that looks very promising. I’m throwing “Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould” in my queue immediately, and you should follow suit.

Oh and whenever someone includes a David Lynch soundtrack in their WIMB, I’ll be sure to throw it on my favorites list. You have my word. So damn eerie.


My favorites:

1.     Two Great Guitars – Bo Diddley & Chuck Berry

2.     Goldberg Variations – Glenn Gould

3.     Twin Peaks Original Soundtrack – Angelo Badalamenti


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