Seb Kemp. What can you say about a man whose record collection is so eclectic that it contains these diverse gems? Not much, so we’ll let him talk you through his Vancouver Island Discs…
Dire Straits – Brothers In Arms
I grew up on this. Do I need to say why? Either driving or air guitaring on a lonely beach, this album is a mover. A varied album but all of it a variance on the theme of awesome.
Sexy, summery, chilled. Perfect for those long, warm evenings in the hammock while a tropical storm cracks off in the distance.
Punk. British but not glam punk. Spitty, witty lyrics and short licks. Reminds me of growing up amongst my formative BMX bros, sat in the back of an Escort van, smoking roll-ups, sweaty and satisfied from another day riding trails in the woods.
You need to laugh and it’s best done while considering the absurdity of love, life and the universe.
I need a rock/metal album in there too but I’m totally torn between Pantera (Cowboys From Hell, Vulgar Display of Power, Far Beyond Driven, The Great Southern Trendkill), Sepultura (Chaos A.D. or Roots), The Rolling Stones’ Forty Licks, and I suppose I’d have to put a vote in for Metallica, perhaps Kill ’Em All, Ride The Lightning, Master of Puppets. Man, this is the hard one. I feel a good selection is about variety and you need a wild-flaming-wolf-howling-on-a-mountain-while-a-lightning-storm-goes-off kind of album. I’d settle for any of these albums but best would be to have my childhood buddy, Rob “Hardest Man In Wells” Williams to make a mix tape compilation of all of the above. The dude was quiet but liked his music loud.