Quickfire Questions #7: Daniel Spedding of Dutch Uncles

By on Friday, 22nd April 2011 at 12:00 pm
 

He cuts an imposing figure. Still, we worked up the courage to ask the ladies man, the brash and always opinionated guitarist of Dutch Uncles, Daniel “Sped” Spedding, the TGTF Quickfire Questions. (Mary covets his hair, so she’s a bit miffed that anyone would complain about those luxurious long locks…)

Read our review of Dutch Uncles’ new album, ‘Cadenza’, to be released on Monday (25 April), here.

1. What song is your earliest musical memory?
‘Sit Down’ – James. 3 years old…rocking in the back of my Dad’s sky blue Ford Sierra.

2. What was your favourite song as a child?
‘Dizzy’ – Tommy Roe. Sang it at my parents’ wedding.

3. What song makes you laugh?
‘The Toilet Bowl Cleaners’ – Miley Cyrus. Myself and Pete (Broadhead) find this band to be something quite special.

4. What song makes you cry?
‘Hurt’ – Johnny Cash. Probably the closest you can come to crying at a song, given the video as well.

5. What song reminds you of the first time you fell in love? (It’s up to you if you want this to be sweet, naughty, etc.)
‘Green Gloves’ – The National. Awwwww. I’m single now of course so i look back at this song with mixed feelings. Hahaha.

6. What song makes you think of being upset / angry? (Example: maybe you heard it when you were angry with someone and it’s still with you, and/or something that calms you down when you’re upset, etc.)
‘Killing in the Name of’ – Rage Against the Machine. It came on my iPod shuffle once on the way home from a pub after I got started on by a lesbian woman who didn’t like my hair.

7. Which song (any song written in the last century) do you wish you’d written yourself?
‘Neal and Jack and Me’ – King Crimson. Fripping bloody brilliant. We have gone as far as covering this live as well.

8. Who is your favourite writer? (This can be a songwriter or ANY kind of writer.)
Hard one really. If I give you my favourite musical writer, I guess I’m giving you my favourite band right? The big one for us all would probablllyyyyyy beeeeeee – David Byrne.

9. If you hadn’t become a singer/musician/songwriter/etc., what job do you think you’d be doing right now?
Hanging around the street corners of Manchester sipping down 3 litres of Olde English’s Finest.

10. If God said you were allowed to bring only one album with you to Heaven, which would it be and why?
I would definitely have to bring ‘The Chronic’ – Dr Dre. Easy ticket to get down with all the heaven hoes… Ya diggg?

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