Grant Nicholas – My Favourite Vinyl

The Feeder main man and solo artist takes us on a guided tour of his record collection and selects six of the best…

Led Zeppelin – Houses Of The Holy 1973

“I have always loved Led Zep since first hearing Black Dog when I was eight or nine. They’re one of the all-time greatest rock ’n’ roll bands and their mix of heavier riffs and folk-influenced acoustic songs made them so dynamic. Houses Of The Holy is a great album.”
Nick Darke – Pink Moon 1972

“Nick Drake was a true talent who has always influenced me, especially when writing my solo album Yorktown Heights. He had such a natural vocal delivery, and that grabs you from the off. It’s a shame he didn’t make more music, but in a way that makes him more special.”
Neil Young – Harvest 1972

“I am a massive Neil Young fan and was lucky enough to catch his set when I played Hyde Park the same day. His voice is still bang-on and he can rock a crowd as well as he did in his early days. He’s someone who has been an inspiration to me. He is a legend and there will never be another like him.”
The Beatles – The Beatles 1968

“The strength and diversity of their writing was mind-blowing. Lennon and McCartney were geniuses, but George was also a very talented musician. Having said that, they wouldn’t have sounded the way they did without Ringo. ‘The White Album’ is really beautiful.”
Nirvana – In Utero 1993

“Nirvana were a force of nature, and they changed the face of rock music. It was great to be part of the 90s scene, and Nirvana were like gods. I love the rawness of this album. It would have been easy to bow to record company pressure but Kurt stuck to his beliefs.”
Fleetwood Mac – Rumours 1977

“This album reminds me of my childhood. It brings back so many memories and is still a favourite summer record in our house. It’s beautifully recorded and has that warm organic 70s sound that I love. There are some timeless classics on this and it still sounds so good.”