Mark Shaw From Then Jerico – My Top 10 Favourite Albums
Then Jerico were one of those eighties bands that were hard to place. They existed in the big new rock scene that came to pass after post punk- it was like after a few years of tinny yet fascinating experimentation rock got it’s confidence back but with an added eighties sheen coming from new technology applied to a different kind of post punk based more on the wanderings of David Bowie than the underground.
Then Jerico scored a clutch of hits aided by their knack for a shiny pop hit and frontman Mark Shaw’s cheekbones and have recently reformed.
They’re about to head out on a full tour, details of which are available from their Facebook page or their website. You can also find Then Jerico on Twitter of course where they go by the moniker @thenjerico. Mark Shaw’s Facebook is here.
1. David Live – David Bowie
Bowie at the peak of his vocal powers and on the brink of his physical health and sanity, backed by a superb band, sheer magic.
2. The Idiot – Iggy PoP:
Raw, rough, industrial, futuristic sounds, first-take versions of brilliant songwriting, lyrical mastery, and Iggy’s aching, malevolent mahogany drawl. Genius.
3. U2 – Achtung Baby:
Outstanding songs, Eno’s ground-breaking production, Bono’s fluid lurid lyrics and the Edge’s screaming guitar, Mullen and Clayton blistering grooves…the perfect album.
4. Play Bach 1 – Jaques Loussier Trio: Breath-taking musical virtuosity married to incredible creative vision.
5. Revolver – The Beatles:
The ultimate album by the best band in history. Brilliant in every way. .
Part two of mark Shaw’s top 10 favourite albums is here.