The Odd Fiddler is an outsider musician and his
sounds are most definitely not for everyone. With that in mind, there is a
rare, indescribable bliss to his unique take on pop music. His recent
release, I Wrote Yr Name on a Public Toilet,
baffled Indieville's own
Matt Shimmer, leading to a rare question-mark rating. Curious as to the
influences behind his stylistic idiosyncrasies, we quizzed The Odd Fiddler
(nť Pell) on what he
considers the ten most crucial records.
The Smiths - "Meat Is Murder"
Itís hard to only pick one Smiths album but Iíll go for
Meat is Murder because
"Well I Wonder" is on it and itís an amazing pop
song as far as I'm concerned.
But itís The Smiths so
frankly it doesnít really matter which record to pick.
Pulp - "His 'N' Hers"
Pulp always has been one of my favourite
bands. Everything from the first record back in the 80's to
But His 'N' Hers is just a perfect pop record. When everything was
Britpop and everything sort of sounded the same Pulp were always there
in the background and did their own thing. Thank you Jarvis!
Broder Daniel - Self-Titled
Broder Daniel is a Swedish band that never
really got a break outside Sweden, but they did
save the Swedish music scene and changed it forever.
Trembling Blue Stars - "Broken By Whispers"
I was around 20 years when I heard this album,
and then I knew I
wanted to write music forever - itís just so
inspiring and good really.
Belle and Sebastian - "If You're Feeling
I wanted to choose the 'fans only DVD'
instead because at a time in my life I watched it at least one time a
week, but if I have to pick one record Iíll pick If You're Feeling
Tindersticks - "Curtains"
Beautiful, just so beautiful!
Erik Satie - "Piano Works"
Nothing touches my soul more than Satie's early piano compositions.
"Yes Darling, But Is It Art?"
I know itís a compilation with early tracks and rarities, but all the
best TVP songs are on it and I probably listened
to it a million times so it has to be on the
Mojave 3 - "Ask Me Tomorrow"
Just one of those records that I put on all the time when I don't know
what to listen to and itís just as good every time.
Morrissey - "Viva Hate"
If I would have been older when
The Smiths broke up I
would have probably been devastated, and I would
probably have cried and I would probably
have thought that
Morrissey never can do anything like The
Smiths again, that
those things just never work. But I know I would
have changed my mind when Viva Hate was released because itís a really
good record. His best? I don't know, I do like
Vauxhall and I loads as well.