Socially Distant Spins with Scott Beaton

Today’s daily spins is brought to you by West Coast, singer songwriter, Scott Beaton. Over the years, Scott has been a key player within the local scene from being the bassist in Glaswegian trio, The Blue Lenas to starting his own solo journey in the industry with his latest single, ‘Lost Time’ being released at the start of this month.

Find out what Scott’s top lockdown albums are below…

Album 1: Dreams of Freedom: Ambient Translations of Bob Marley in Dub – Bob Marley & The Wailers

Why did it make the list? This is one for being flat-out horizontal. Probably the most relaxing album I’ve ever heard. Love blasting it in headphones & drifting off. Guaranteed to combat the stress & anxiety of watching the news right now!

Favourite Track: “Rebel Music (3 O’clock Road Block)”

Album 2: Spilt Milk – Jellyfish

Why did it make the list? One of the best pop albums of all time – up there with “Sgt. Pepper” or “Rumours”. It never got the recognition it deserved because it came out at the same time Grunge was just kicking off across the pond. It’s a real shame because the songs, harmonies & arrangements are the closest thing to “genius” you can get. It always puts me in a good mood.

Favourite Track: “New Mistake”

Album 3: BBC In Session – The La’s

Why did it make the list? Another band that could have been the biggest on the planet. It’s a real shame there was only ever one studio album, but I completely respect Lee Mavers’ reasons for walking away from it all. I really love the energy of these tracks because they’re live & raw.

Favourite Track: “Timeless Melody”

Album 4: Sun Structures – Temples

Why did it make the list? One of my favourite bands & albums from the last decade. The melodies are interesting and the production is flawless. It’s so inspiring to know that it was all recorded in a bedroom. It could have been recorded in Abbey Road in 1969.

Favourite track: “Shelter Song”

Album 5: Super Ape – Lee “Scratch” Perry

Why did it make the list? This is another album for a sunny day. Whether you have a garden or are only able to look out the window just now, it will hopefully raise your spirits.

Favourite Track: “Black Vest”

Find more out about Scott Beaton below now…


Twitter: @ScottBeatonUK

Instagram: @Scottbeatonuk

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