Bonus Top Ten - Pete Holidai
"I'm going to smash my Telecaster through the Television Screen."
Todays Bonus Top Ten is a bit special, coming as it does from the legendary Pete Holidai, guitarist with perhaps Dublin's greatest contribution to rock 'n' roll, The Radiators from Space. His trebly Telecaster adorned their fabulous Television Screen and he made sure that the Ghostown rocked. Ghostown, you may have noticed, is at No 2 in my favourite albums list. Anyway it is a sign of the class of the man that he took the time to make up and send me his personal Top Ten.
The list includes early punk, some of punks glam precursors, and a taste for exotic sounds from the fifties, especially if space themed.
Here's a taster for Pete's recent solo album The Devil's Guitar, inspired by those exotic sounds. Find out more at his site here.
And here is his Top Ten.
1. T. Rex - Electric Warrior
2. David Bowie - Aladdin Sane
3. Roxy Music - Roxy Music
4. Lou Reed - Transformer
5. New York Dolls - New York Dolls
6. Les Baxter - Space Escapade
7. Martin Denny - Quiet Village
8. The Ramones - The Ramones
9. The Clash - The Clash
10. Jimmy Haskell - Countdown (featuring a very young James Burton)