In this interview I talk to @tocobeat1900 all about music, vinyl, Oasis and Lazio.
Why did you decide to start a vinyl themed Instagram?
I have been active on various Oasis forums for a long time now. Then people started to post news and pictures using an Instagram link. I began to use Instagram without an account just to see concert pics almost in real time.
I then thought: ok, wait a minute, using the app as a member must be easier and quicker and I could share some of my stuff there too. That’s how it all started.
I do not only post Oasis and vinyl pics, I also post other bands, my favourite football team (Lazio), my favourite author (Thomas Bernhard) and road cycling can be found on my account.
How long have you been collecting records and how many do you have in your collection?
I now have 550 vinyl records in my collection and started the vinyl thing about 6 or 7 years ago.
What’s your vinyl holy graill?
The signed „Why Me? Why Not.“ Vinyl and Cd – saw them on Liams Instagram Story and ordererd it immediately – was very lucky.
Also, High Flying Birds In 3D. I could purchase on release day, it’s now 200 Euro on discogs.
I would also like to mention the bootleg stuff that gets released nowadays. Sometimes difficult to find and then only for crazy prices on ebay. Thanks to a good soul (you know who you are!) I get most of them for a totally fair price.
You like me are a big Oasis fan, how many Oasis records do you have now?
Discogs says I have now 1366 Oasis related items in my collection – vinyl/cds/Dvds/Mc/minidisc etc. Beady Eye and Solo stuff included.
Plus a lot of books and merchandise, pretty crazy.
What’s you favourite Oasis album, song and why?
I know not many would choose this album: Heathen Chemistry. For me there is no weak track on it. Even She is love, which is not very popular among the community. It’s one of my all time favourite songs.
Songs: Underneath the Sky, Listen Up and Don’t Look Back In Anger.
I saw that you’re a Lazio fan too, I used to like watching them when Gazza played for them back in the day. You a lifelong fan?
I have been a Lazio Fan for almost 20 years now. I have supported my local team before, but always loved Italian football, especially the atmosphere and the songs in Italy. When I started learning Italian in school my passion for Italy grew even more and after my first trip to Rome I totally fell in love with the city.
A documentary about the rome derby on tv blew me away and from that day I started following the Lazio colours (sky blue and white). Just to make sure: I’m not a Lazio supporter for any political reasons.
Its nice to see, that many Lazio supporters also are Oasis fans. Just go to YouTube and search for Beady Eye Lazio.
Another good example: before the most important derby in rome history (Italian cup final in Rome 2013) Lazio asked the fans to choose a warm-up song for this game. The Lazio supporters voted for Morning Glory.
Who’s in your top five of favourite bands?
Thanks for this easy question. 😉
Oasis, Elvis, The Beatles, The Doors and Simon & Garfunkel.
Plus 100 other bands….
If you could have dinner with any musician from any time who would it be and why?
Elvis Presley, John Lennon said once: “Before Elvis there was nothing” it would be great to have a chat with the person, who started it all.
Any recommendations on movies, tv shows or music?
If you like 60s beat music: check out Paul Orwell – so underrated
If your into psychedelic music: Triptides and The Babe Rainbow