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Thursday, 20 December, 2001, 19:43 GMT
My Music: Chris Helme
Chris Helme's first solo album is due in 2002
Chris Helme's first solo album is due in 2002
Singer Chris Helme made his name in the Seahorses, the band formed by ex-Stone Roses guitarist John Squire.

They enjoyed top 10 success with Love Is The Law and Blinded By The Sun, but Chris has been working on solo material for the last two years. Here, he reveals some of his favourite records.


What was the first record you bought?

Tears Of A Clown by Smokey Robinson. Unfortunately, I sat on it about ten minutes after I bought it.

Name the most recent album you bought.

PJ Harvey's album. I just worked with her producer, which was really cool.

Which song by another artist do you wish you had written?

Redemption Song by Bob Marley.

Where do you most like listening to music and why?

In the kitchen when I'm being domestic. It's a practical place to listen.

If you organised a festival, who would you have on the bill?

Spinal Tap would headline, and Prince and Sly And The Family Stone would support them.

Which song from the past twelve months is most likely to gain classic status?

Can't Get You Out Of My Head by Kylie.

Which do you prefer - CDs or vinyl - and why?

I prefer vinyl. Vinyl feels much more like a record. CDs are convenient but I definitely prefer vinyl.

How long do you spend browsing in record shops?

Not much. The best record I ever bought on impulse was a live album by Rare Earth. They were a Motown act.

Do you visit any music websites?

chrishelme.com

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