As far as contrasts between posts go, this has to be one of the more dramatic which means things are ticking over nicely. If Ziggy Stardust and Iggy Pop had a love child, it would be Bobby Conn. His music has had a consistent and unique voice since his self titled LP arrived in 1997. His anti-aesthetic aesthetic, frantic stage performance, and good humour rank him among my favourites.
What is the first album you ever bought? And what music was playing around the Conn household when you were a child?
The first album I purchased was "Panorama" by The Cars; that would have been in 1980 or so. Not the best Cars record, for sure. My parents listened to lots of classical music, opera, and show tunes. My older brother was deeply, tragically into Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Rush, Yes and similar druid based music. I rebelled against these influences when I was a teenager, but now I'm absolutely charmed by combining everything into one nasty mess.
Has becoming a parent affected your music?
Not really, but it has improved my focus. I have less time to wallow in bullshit.