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Track Record: Glen Matlock




Today we launch our brand new regular features series “Track Record” – where stars from the worlds of music, sport, film, TV, books, business, politics and more, reveal all about their personal tastes in music and the records they have in their collection.

We begin with Glen Matlock, a gifted musician and songwriter who was in the most famous punk band on the planet, The Sex Pistols.

A celebrated international solo artist in his own right and first-call bass player for many all-star line-ups, about to kick off his own ‘A-List’ band’s latest UK tour on 22nd February 2020, alongside VIP band mate, Bowie and Lennon cohort, Earl Slick (see tour dates at bottom of page).


So here is Glen Matlock’s ‘Track Record’…………..


1. First song you can remember hearing as a child?
Chantilly Lace by The Big Bopper.
I dug the B side too – The Purple People Eater Meets The Witchdoctor – bonkers…
2. First single that you owned? 

You Really Got Me – The Kinks.

3. First LP/album that you owned?
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles.


4. First CD that you owned?

The Word From Mose – Mose Allison.

5. Last music you bought and in what format (CD/vinyl/digital download)?
A Kind Of Blue – Miles Davis on vinyl.

6. Which album would be on your wish list as a birthday or Christmas gift?
That somebody could locate my original Faces ‘Long Player’ LP, with the thick cardboard sleeve and stitching.

7. Absolute favourite ever album?

Les Liasons Dangereuses soundtrack – Art Blakey & His Jazz Messengers.

8. Best record ever made (can be single/album/EP)?
Heroes single – David Bowie.

9. Guilty secret in your music collection?

Swinging Safari -Bert Kaempfert.

Don’t think I’ve ever played it, but the cover is great as it is pure cheese!


10. What does music mean to you and how does it make you feel?

It’s a mood lifter, an international communication tool, a breaker down of barriers and some kind of living.

How it makes me feel depends on what side of the bed you got out of in the morning, and who selected the tune and at what volume….

11. What one song or album is a guaranteed mood booster

You Can Make Me Dance -The Faces.

12. Which song or album would be the soundtrack to a film about your life?
Handful Of Songs – Tommy Steele.


13. Your favourite driving track – or music to exercise-to

Green Onions – Booker T & The MGs. 
14. Best song or album for a romantic moment?

I Just Want To Make Love To You – The Sensational Alex Harvey Band.


15. What song did you have played for the “First Dance at your wedding (if married) or which song would you choose if you did get married?  

It Takes Two  – Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston.

16. Your choice of song to sing at karaoke?

Hey Ya! – Outkast.

17. Which song takes you back to your childhood – and to which specific memory? 

The Israelites – Desmond Decker.

Driving down to my band in the family’s Morris Minor, when it came on the transistor radio. It turned me on to the Mike Raven show and the blues he played, and the John Peel show which followed – my introduction to ‘proper’ music.

18. All-time favourite band?
The Faces – no contest ( and I was in them for 5 minutes!).
19. All-time favourite singer?
Anthony Newley.

20. Which one song would you like to be played at your funeral?
See You Later Alligator – Bill Haley & His Comets.







Glen Matlock Band photo: Tina Korhonen




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