Taste Test: Good Heavens

15 August 2012 | 11:39 am | Staff Writer

Myles Heskett from Sydney band Good Heavens tells us about some of his favourite records.

The one record we all agree on is... The Black Angels - Phosphene Dream. This is some lovely psychedelic rock I tell ya!

The 'best' record from our past bands is... Wolfmother – Cosmic Egg. You asked for that. Haha.

The best record I stole from my folks' collection was… The Beatles – Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band. It's not so much stolen, more inherited.

The first record I bought with my own money was… Various Artists - Celebrate '88! I couldn't even remember what was on this, so I googled it. It starts with Icehouse – Electric Blue. Nice!

The record I put on when I bring someone home is… Bon Jovi – Slippery When Wet. It's powerful and sexy with cowboy references.

The most surprising record in my collection is… Patrick Woodroffe & Dave Greenslade – The Pentateuch Of The Cosmogony. It's a double album and 48 page illustrated book all in one. Made in 1979, it's a prog-synth album and Phil Collins plays drums on it! It seems to be about some kind of parallel universe. It looks amazing, sounds terrible. I'm surprised it got made even back then. I love it.

The last thing I bought/downloaded was... Geoff Barrow & Ben Salisbury – Drokk: Music Inspired By Mega-City One. It's one of the dudes from Portishead making a sci-fi soundtrack for a Judge Dredd movie. The soundtrack was dropped from the film but they released it as an album anyway. Heavy analogue synth arpeggios, dark atmospheres and a krautrock jam in the middle! More info here drokk.bandcamp.com.