Ten-Midnight got an insight from Eddie Roxy (Department S) into what songs inspired and shaped his musical life.
As a small boy in the 60’s my first musical memories are of playing Beatles records.
Song: T Rex – Hot Love.
The first single I ever bought, still sounds great today.
Aladdin Sane was the first album I bought….it’s haunting melodies still stand the test of time.
I was a big fan of pub rock scene which opened the doors for Punk.
Song: The Clash – White Riot.
Always the main band for me.
Great live shows, 30 two minute songs all at 100 miles an hour.
Saw them play live then went out the next day and bought a synthesizer, which was why I joined Department S.
The golden vocals of Billy Mackenzie.
Song: Depeche Mode – Precious.
One of the few bands who actually got better with age.
Came to them late…..Pete Doherty is such a great songwriter Grace/Wastelands his solo album is brilliant.
Favourite song ever: The Beatles – A Day in a life.
Could have been anything from their magical musical journey. Chose this one as I love the fact that they took 2 separate songs one by Lennon and one by McCartney and fused it into a single song.
Favourite song you have been involved in musically: Department S – IS Vic There?
Simple and catchy. Opens the door that allows us to work today.