“This Song…” with Opus Kink
1. This song I remember from my childhood:
‘Je Ne Regrette Rien’ by Edith Piaf. It was on a homemade compilation tape. The next song on the side was a tune from Disney’s ‘Hercules’. I subconsciously attached the image of Megara from said film to Piaf’s voice and so came my sexual awakening.
2. This song inspired me to be a musician:
‘Hey Joe’ by Jimi Hendrix, same as everyone else.
3. This song brings up a significant memory:
‘Bailando’ by Enrique Iglesias, the festival of St Anthony, Lisbon, Portugal, 2017.
4. This song I can play on repeat and not get sick of:
‘Opposite People’ by Fela Kuti & Africa 70.
5. This song I discovered in the past week:
‘Boys, You’re Welcome’ by Mississippi John Hurt.
6. This song I think everyone should listen to:
‘Tezeta’ by Mulatu Astatke for inner peace and rectal relaxation.
7: This song has influenced my own sound:
‘No Me Llores Mas’, particularly the Marc Ribot version.
8: This song makes me cry:
‘June Carter Cash’ by The Finches every single time without fail.
9: This song I have seen played live:
My mate’s parents had a spare ticket to Leonard Cohen at the O2 in 2013 and they heard I was a fan so I got to see him live before he died for which I am eternally grateful. ‘Alexandra Leaving’ with Sharon Robinson on vocals, proper stunning.
10: If I could only pick one Opus Kink song to play to people, it would be this one:
At the moment either our new single ‘Wild Bill’ or the next one coming up which you can bloody wait and see about. Em diante!
Cross The Tracks Festival is a day festival about music community, culture, family, flavour, and history.