Mark Robust: "I noticed the Intercourse Pistols and thought it was so harmful"

The primary music I bear in mind listening to

Lieutenant Pigeon – ‘Mouldy Previous Dough’

“You’re going to assume I’m insane, however within the ’70s this was everywhere in the radio. It was a chugging, cheerful, old-school quantity performed by a bunch of men all dressed as pirates who regarded like they have been having a good time. “Mouldy previous dough” is all that’s stated all through the entire thing, on this actually growly voice. I needed to be in a band like that, having the enjoyable it regarded like they have been having.”

The music that made me need to be in a band

Intercourse Pistols – ‘Anarchy In The UK’

“I used to be in school when punk occurred, round 1977. My associates and I went out, all purchased an instrument, fashioned a band and began making some noise. I bear in mind seeing the Intercourse Pistols on Prime of the Pops, and considering it was probably the most harmful factor ever. I feel someone threw a plastic Formica chair throughout the stage sooner or later. It was so reverse to every thing that I had been taught as a younger man about how it’s best to behave and what the world was like. Johnny Rotten has at all times been an ideal entrance man. He’s bought that incredible sneering conceitedness of wanting like he’d slightly be some other place.”

The primary music I fell in love with

Ike & Tina Turner – ‘Complete Lotta Love’

“I fell in love with that riff – da-na-na-na-na. Then Ike & Tina Turner did a canopy of it, and it’s simply probably the most superb observe. They take their time with the intro, use the guitar riff, and you then’ve bought Tina‘s voice excessive of it. It’s top-of-the-line covers I’ve ever heard.”

The primary album I purchased

Intercourse Pistols – ‘By no means Thoughts The Bollocks’

“After I was about 14, I queued as much as purchase it at a document store in Norwich when it got here out – again you then needed to actually queue in line as a result of they solely had a sure variety of them. As soon as I bought it, it was so treasured, holding it in my arms.”

The primary gig I went to

Steve Harley & Cockney Insurgent at Hammersmith Odeon, London, 1975

“I used to be about 11. They’ve bought a great deal of tunes that grew to become fairly business, like ‘Mr Mushy’ and ‘Make Me Smile’. Steve wore a bowler hat and heavy black kohl eye make-up, so he regarded actually fascinating. I bear in mind at that gig I purchased two Steve Harley & Cockney Insurgent scarves and tied one spherical every wrist and waved them round.”

The music that makes me need to dance

Robin S – ‘Present me love’

“Now this can be a nod to my clubbing years. It’s an extremely infectious dance tune, and I defy you to not faucet your toes while you hear it.”

The music I want I’d written

Speaking Heads – ‘As soon as in a Lifetime’

“Not solely is it an ideal tune, nevertheless it’s additionally psychologically fascinating as a result of it’s about residing your life in a means that you simply’re unaware of what’s occurring round you. It’s fairly profound to attempt to knock individuals out of their complacency in life – and actually see what’s essential. It’s about not simply worrying about residing in your “good home along with your good spouse,” because the lyrics go. Don’t waste your life considering that every thing that you simply’ve bought is all you want, and look outdoors of that.”

The music I do at karaoke

Elton John – ‘Daniel’

“After I was a child, I used to be given a e-book and it was known as ‘The One Who Writes The Phrases For Elton John’ by Bernie Taupin, who wrote all of Elton’s lyrics. I used to play my Elton John cassettes and sing together with the lyrics from the e-book. I nonetheless know all of them, so if I do find yourself at karaoke that’s what I select.”

The music I can’t get out of my head

Run-DMC – ‘Peter Piper’

“This has a incredible, loopy bell sound which all of the sudden kicks in, and it’s like one of the best use of bells I’ve ever heard on a observe. I regarded it up, and it’s really a pattern from a Bob James’ music, ‘Take Me To The Mardi Gras’, which I didn’t know till now.”

The music I would like performed at my funeral

Deee-Lite – ‘Groove Is In The Coronary heart’

“That is an fascinating one, isn’t? I wouldn’t need boring, classical music, or tunes which are designed to cater for the truth that it’s a tragic occasion. I’d need individuals to go away tapping their toes and having a great time slightly, so I’d select ‘Groove is within the Coronary heart’. It’s such a optimistic, enjoyable tune.”

Mark Robust stars in season two of Temple, airing now on Sky Max and NOW

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