Danny Goffey: My six best albums | Music | Entertainment



DAVID BOWIE: Ziggy Stardust (PLG)

For Supergrass this helped to open up a more flamboyant side to our writing and performing live, especially on our first album.

The glamour and femininity were attractive and it came out in our clothes, haircuts and our pretentious feminine voices.

NEIL YOUNG: Decade (Warner)

We played this to death on the bus on our early American tours, listening to songs like Cortez The Killer going through the desert, and it was really cinematic.

People used to say he sounded like Kermit The Frog but I think there’s pain and sensitivity in his voice.


I love the writing he did and the idea that he was so into it, he didn’t really get a band together and played everything himself.

He was very open-hearted and died very young so it’s a sad story that can still bring a tear to my eye.

FRANK SINATRA: In The Wee Small Hours (Essential Jazz)

The go-to melancholic album. I listen in the car quite a lot at night, with the street lights going by.

There are long-held notes and it puts you into a trance state.

IAN DURY & THE BLOCKHEADS: New Boots And Panties (Edsel)

I loved the wordplay and the individuality of his subjects and as kids we were in awe of the musicians who played with a punky mentality.

I used to bunk off school at 16 and go to an older lady’s house and she played this, saying it was the best album ever made.

ADAM AND THE ANTS: Prince Charming (Sony)

Not the best songs ever written but one of the first albums I bought so it’s sentimental.

I remember the cover, the stripes on Adam Ant’s face and his weird way of singing. It inspired my life as a musician.

I asked my mum if I could get some drums then a few months later a snare drum and hi-hat appeared.


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