under the influence - the things which have shaped me!

A Listmania! list by Stephen Blair (Glasgow, Lanarkshire United Kingdom)
 
One Step Beyond...
1.  One Step Beyond... by Madness
The list author says:
  "Ten years old with a pork-pie hat, and a Harrington jacket covered in Two-Tone badges - this is where it all began.  Still raises a chuckle"
£10.00   Used & New from: £0.98
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

The Specials
2.  The Specials by Joe Cocker
The list author says:
  "I remember buying the American version of this in Detroit, visiting relatives when i was 11 - and then baiting my friends 'cos the UK version didn't have Gangsters on it - ha!"
£5.99   Used & New from: £2.85
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

Machine Gun...
3.  Machine Gun... by Damned
The list author says:
  "I consider myself an old punk now, but if truth be told I was too young to remember 1977 and all that. Loved this when I heard it in early '80s though.  Nibbled to death by an okapi, indeed!"
Used & New from: £4.48
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

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New Day Rising
4.  New Day Rising by Hüsker Dü
The list author says:
  "The mid-80s:crap in Britain but stuff like this was coming out of the US, and I took notice - the start of a long affinity with Mr Mould, and US punk in general"
£12.02   Used & New from: £4.59
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Pleased to Meet Me
5.  Pleased to Meet Me by The Replacements
The list author says:
  "I don't know what it was/is about Westerberg - after all, a lot of his stuff sounds suspiciously AOR. I think it's just cos he means every word - I like that"
£13.78   Used & New from: £2.68
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

While You Were Out
6.  While You Were Out by Soul Asylum
The list author says:
  "Before they went radio-friendly: this was manic in a good way. A sad reflection-on Amazon, customers who bought Soul Asylum records also bought records by Def Leppard!"
£9.99   Used & New from: £8.87
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
7.  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
The list author says:
  "I used to play with my uncle's original copy of this which he left behind at my grandpa's house - I liked to play with the little cardboard figures, then we would go fishing!"
£25.10   Used & New from: £1.38
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (283 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Stone Roses
8.  The Stone Roses by The Stone Roses
The list author says:
  "Don't remember much about Glastonbury in 1990 other than listening to this outside my tent while watching the sun come up and feeling alright..."
£4.82   Used & New from: £0.98
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (287 customer reviews)

DESCENDENTS-ALL
9.  DESCENDENTS-ALL by Descendents
The list author says:
  "Bought this in 1987 - and then laughed when Green Day et al came along years later; also, I REALLY don't want to grow up....do you understand?"
£10.20   Used & New from: £3.12
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Scream, Dracula, Scream!
10.  Scream, Dracula, Scream! by Rocket From The Crypt
The list author says:
  "After a drought of good music this was like an oasis to drown myself in - the 123 of Middle/Born in 69/On a Rope is unsurpassed"
Used & New from: £4.00
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Music For The Jilted Generation
11.  Music For The Jilted Generation by The Prodigy
The list author says:
  "As close as I could get to the (generally) soulless pap that is dance music - this was different, this moved my feet and my head - no easy task!"
£4.23   Used & New from: £0.50
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

All The Best
12.  All The Best by Frank Sinatra
The list author says:
  "Hey, it's not all doom and gloom around here - Frank IS the man, I just didn't believe it for a while"
£12.89   Used & New from: £0.01

The Brian Setzer Orchestra: Live In Japan [DVD]
13.  The Brian Setzer Orchestra: Live In Japan [DVD] DVD ~ Brian Setzer Orchestra
The list author says:
  "Always had a soft-spot for rockabilly, and saw Brian with his new 3-piece a couple of years ago.  I never thought a concert DVD could hold my attention, but I smiled all through this"
Used & New from: £18.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Let Me Come Over
14.  Let Me Come Over by Buffalo Tom
The list author says:
  "Criminally under-rated, beautiful stuff.  I saw them years ago in Wolverhampton - me and a friend shouted for Wah-Wah, but they wouldn't play it cos they would have to pay George Harrison too much!"
£10.04   Used & New from: £2.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Mush
15.  Mush by Leatherface
The list author says:
  "Ditto - first saw them around the time this came out, at a Reading festival - Frankie was wearing a Husker Du t-shirt, and I thought, you're alright mate. This is full-on from start to finish"
Used & New from: £37.99
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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The Wasp Factory
16.  The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
The list author says:
  "Read this when I was 15, and I've been looking at things at a slight angle ever since!  I think I am on to my fourth copy now - Banks, you owe me!"
Used & New from: £0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (381 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Trainspotting
17.  Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
The list author says:
  "A lesson in what not to do - read this and laugh your arse off, then read it again and learn from it.  Class"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (197 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Shining
18.  The Shining by Stephen King
The list author says:
  "If I remember rightly, this and number 20 scared the sh*t out of me when I was younger, and instigated an aversion to the dark which lasted many years"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (431 customer reviews)

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The Exorcist - Director's Cut [DVD] [1974]
19.  The Exorcist - Director's Cut [DVD] [1974] DVD ~ Ellen Burstyn
The list author says:
  "So did this - I saw a rusty old pre-Video Nasty Act copy some time ago, and can't seem to shake off the heebie-geebies it gives me every time I've watched it since"
Used & New from: £0.45
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (210 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

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The Amityville Horror: Pt. 1
20.  The Amityville Horror: Pt. 1 by Jay Anson
The list author says:
  "I don't know if it IS true, but I was gullible back then and believed every word"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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The World According To Garp (Black Swan)
21.  The World According To Garp (Black Swan) by John Irving
The list author says:
  "The film was good too, but this is a book I could read over and over.  The funniest book about transvestite feminists, blow-job accidents and self-mutilation I have read"
£7.19   Used & New from: £0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)

Taxi Driver [DVD] [1976] [1999]
22.  Taxi Driver [DVD] [1976] [1999] DVD ~ Robert De Niro
The list author says:
  "Obvious, I know, but you can't argue with genius"
£3.99   Used & New from: £0.34
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (155 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

John Carpenter's The Thing [DVD] [1982]
23.  John Carpenter's The Thing [DVD] [1982] DVD ~ Kurt Russell
The list author says:
  "I used to go to horror movie festivals, which is where I first saw a film called Miracle Mile (unavailable in UK), which had me on the edge of my seat and in tears at the end.....much like The Thing!"
£4.19   Used & New from: £0.95
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (271 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Rear Window [DVD] [1954]
24.  Rear Window [DVD] [1954] DVD ~ James Stewart
The list author says:
  "...or anything from the 50s/60s really - thee man."
£3.99   Used & New from: £0.33
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Midwestern Songs Of The Americas
25.  Midwestern Songs Of The Americas by Dillinger Four
The list author says:
  "...which started my third love affair with punk, and makes me feel that I'm not alone - hurrah!"
£7.45   Used & New from: £5.68
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Great book, try reading this 2 21 Jan 2014
Wasp Factory other similar novels. 2 19 Mar 2013
Swapped Version Reviews 2 17 Jul 2012
Do you prefer the mono or the stereo version of Sgt. Pepper ? 2 2 Apr 2012
what are best looking horror blu ray 0 1 May 2011
Where'd it go? 0 25 Jan 2011
Slip Cover & Booklet????? 1 18 Oct 2010
region free? 2 30 Sep 2010
portuguese subtitles? 0 23 Aug 2010
 
   

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