LAURA JEAN MARSH REVEALS HER FANTASY ALBUM TRACKLISTING for RGM
WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF FANTASY ALBUMS WHERE MUSIC FANS ARE PUT TO THE TEST TO DECIPHER THEIR ULTIMATE COLLECTION
The rules are simple(ish): they can’t repeat an album, and to just make it that little bit more interesting they have to use the same track number from another album. For example, Track 1 could be the opening track of the incredible Stone Roses’ debut ‘I Wanna Be Adored’. Track 2 could be Blur’s ‘Song 2′ – you get the idea? – basically their fave track 1, 2, 3 etc from 10 different albums.
This month’s Fantasy Album has been curated by the writer/director and performer Laura Jean Marsh. Laura has just released her latest film Giddy Stratospheres, a drama set during the height of the 00’s indie scene. Before working in the film industry she was in the indie band Screaming Ballerinas before moving on to DJing and as The Dolly Rockers.
“Celebrate your mother is pure, relentless filthy energy that never fails to make me go all crazy. Nice lads too.”
“Joga is my favourite song by my favourite female artist. Björk is my spirit animal and the lyrics perfectly describe how intense it feels to be in love. The opening strings never fail to trigger a tear. “
“Teardrop is like a heart beating. It’s a totally unique and singular tune. There’s nothing like it! Massive Attack are from my neck of the woods too. So, I’m proud of their amazingness. Also – what a video! Foetus Power!”
“Love song is another swoony dreamy loved up magic fest from everyone’s favourite pop goths! The Cure were the first band I fell in love with, and disintegration is a masterpiece. “
“Slow Hands has one of the most exciting intros ever! And another tune that would never fail to get me on the indie disco dance floor and fling my arms around after a few snake bites. Perfect album.”
“Nice Dream – Radiohead – exactly what it says on the tin! A Sleepy dreamy classic by maybe the best band ever.”
“Pet Sematary – my favourite Stephen King Book! And such a fun fucking song! I love marching around like a punky penguin yelling the lyrics to this one. ‘I Believe in Miracles’ is amazing too. But it’s no 1 so couldn’t let it pop 80’s Matchbox out. “
“Top Shagging Anthem!! Who doesn’t love knickers? And who doesn’t love Pulp?”
“Karen O is Lord. And this is one of the best songs ever written. I tried so hard to get it for my film I even wrote to Karen O but they don’t licence it for anything. Woe is me. But we’re all lucky it even exists.”
“Stutter is off one of the best Britpop albums ever and Elastica were the coolest. Who has more effortless sex appeal than our Justine? It’s got such a sexy melody. Fit on toast. “
Some of you may have expected a 00’s indie onslaught, but instead we have been treated to an eclectic mix and who expected The Ramones’ ‘Pet Sematary’.