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Which albums would you take to a desert island?

He's a mountain of a man that rumbles like a great quake whether manning the drums or bass (which he does for Pegasus, Fake Swedish and Jett Rink). Something of a whirling dervish, Fake Swedish bandmate Joe Romeo describes Dave Perry as "a top that's already been spun, in a box waiting to explode."

1 The Who--Live At Leeds: "I got this record when I was 15 or 16.To this day I still listen to it at least a couple of times a month. The greatest rock record ever made."

2 The Sex Pistols--Never Mind The Bollocks: "I know, 'The Ramones were first, blahblahblah... .' This record rocks like Led Zeppelin and The New York Dolls locked inside a smokehouse. Not one stinker on it. Name me any other band that has pretty much one record to their credit as good as this one. I could never get sick of this."

3 Various Artists--Zigzag: 20 Junk Shop Soft Rock Singles, 1970-74: "My man Viva gave me this about a year or so ago, and I can't stop listening to it. It's all this '70s bubblegum shit from England. It's like Stealers Wheel, but you haven't heard any of it. A must have to chill on a desert island."

4 Rolling Stones--Exile on Main Street: "I bought this record a long time ago and hated it for years. I told people they were full of shit for even considering this anything other than a beer coaster. Then one night I got into a fight with this girl I was dating. I came home, opened a bottle of cheap wine and put this on 'cause it was the only thing I had that I hadn't worn out. I felt like God had spoken to me through the fucking speakers."

5 James Brown--Live at the Apollo: "I haven't listened to this in many a moon, and while I think most of the record is good fun, 'It's a Man's World' takes the cake as one of the baddest damn things that will always bring me to my knees."

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