Playlist of the week
Each week we pick a Mike Stock music fan to choose our playlist for the following week and to tell us a little about themselves.
This week let us introduce you to.....
Location: Surrey, UK. Moved from Australia in 1997
First Mike Stock Single bought: Bananarama - Venus
First Mike Stock album bought: Dead Or Alive - Youthquake
Favourite Mike Stock single: Dead Or Alive - Brand New Lover
Favourite Mike Stock album: Princess - Princess
All time favourite Mike Stock song: Mel & Kim - That's The Way It Is
Favourite Mike Stock artist: Dead Or Alive
Other music tastes: I’m stuck in the 80s and early 90s, so I still listen to Cathy Dennis, Blackbox, The Human League, Kym Sims, Pseudo Echo, Wa Wa Nee, Stacey Q, Italo house, Eurobeat. But I played cello as a kid and love Baroque string music, so anything by Vivaldi or Corelli.
Why Mike Stock Music?
It was the sound of my adolescence and young adulthood. I remember hearing You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) on the radio for the first time in my bedroom in Brisbane in the 80s and it was unlike anything I’d heard before; I loved the sound, the energy, the cowbells, the handclaps! So I was hooked. Then I became aware of Princess, Mel & Kim, Rick Astley etc and I remember at some point connecting the dots, realising there was a common denominator to this sound. And in the ensuing years I filled in the blanks, discovering songs and artists I didn’t realise Mike produced. To this day Mike’s music takes me to my happy place. And I thank him so much for that.