The first record that I ever owned was, I believe, the Hammer Horror Dracula LP.
I was a child playing at an aunts house when I accidentally stumbled upon this record and was so terrified by the sleeve that my mum had to come get me and take me home. So I must have been really young, maybe 4 or something. Because of this experience, I became kind of obsessed with it and would seek it out every time I visited with my aunt after that – and then was eventually allowed to keep it. It’s a really cool record, it has a sinister spoken word horror story on one side, and then the music from the movie on the other – which is brilliant, moody, atmospheric classical music. Pretty terrifying, super heavy.
The first record that I bought, was the 7″ single of “Somewhere In My Heart” by Aztec Camera. I think it was summer 1989, so I was 8 years old. I first heard it on the jukebox in the amusement arcade at Pontins holiday camp. From that point on my 10p’s would go in the jukebox to hear that song rather than in the Double Dragon machine. When I returned home, I went to Boots in town and ordered the 7″. It took about a week to arrive and was really exciting. I didn’t realise what a ‘cool’ first record that was until I met Mark from Wichita Recordings and told him that story and he thought I was pulling his leg.
Gary Jarmon is the bassist for The Cribs. After sold out UK and US Spring Tours, culminating with a packed house at Music Hall Of Williamsburg, the band is back with a new album! The band will be returning this June to North America for a string of dates, starting on the East Coast and making their way across the country. Tickets are on sale today, head over to The Cribs website to grab your tickets while they last.
In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull is the fifth studio album from Wakefield trio The Cribs. The recording process for this album saw the band split their time between Abbey Road in London, Steve Albini’s EAR studio in Chicago, and David Fridmann’s Tarbox Road studio in Upstate New York.
06/05 - Johnny Brendas - Philadelphia, PA
06/06 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY
06/07 - Black Cat - Washington DC
06/08 - Motorco Music Hall - Durham, NC
06/09 - Masquerade: Hell Stage - Atlanta, GA
06/11 - Fitzgerald’s: Upstairs - Houston, TX
06/12 - The Parish - Austin, TX
06/15 - El Rey Theater - LA
06/16 - Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA
06/18 - Venue - Vancouver CA