Vinyl Frontier – No. 3
5th June 2014
I doubt many agents can lay claim to gracing the stage at legendary Camden venue Dingwalls, Brian Allen from Savills is a man who can.
Echo and The Bunnymen – Crocodiles (1980, Korova)
“Wouldn’t say it was the best in my collection, was not even the Bunnymen’s best album but looking at when the record was released saw I would have been 16. Took me back to a world which seemed to revolve around listening to John Peel, NME on a Thursday and record shops on a Saturday morning. If that all sounds a bit weird, it was what everyone I knew did at the time”
“I remember studying the album artwork in detail –got a long coat from a jumble sale just like the one Ian McCulloch wore, used Boots Styling Gel to get my hair like his, something I could never do at that age was grow some stubble….still struggle now!”
Brian has just passed his grade 5 guitar exam and achieved a merit no less – congratulations