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Anthony Albanese MP at Reclink Community Cup Elsternwick Park Melbourne on Sunday 21 June 2015. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Anthony Albanese MP at Reclink Community Cup Elsternwick Park Melbourne on Sunday 21 June 2015. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Australia’s Former Deputy Prime Minister Anthony Albanese Is Set For Record Store Day

by Paul Cashmere on April 18, 2017

in News

Anthony Albanese, the former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, is looking forward to Record Store Day this Saturday as Ambassador for 2017.

“It’s a great honour and it’s a good bit of fun as well to be able to talk about something other than day to day politics. I am quite enjoying the role,” Anthony tells Noise11.com.

By day Anthony Albanese is mild-mannered politician the Member for Grayndler but by night away from Parliament the former Deputy PM becomes music industry superhero, DJ Albo. “When I was younger I had a lot more time obviously,” he says. “I happened to grow up in Sydney in particular when the live music scene, especially in the inner-west, was vibrant, dynamic and enormous. You could go down to the local pub, the Lansdowne or the Annandale or Strawberry Hills and see some amazing live acts. That got me interested in music and music often has something to say as well. It is very political and can comment on the state of society or any issue for that matter. I was interested in it from that perspective as well”.

Albo sees Record Store Day as a celebration of our culture. “The great thing about Record Store Day on April 22 is that it celebrates that,” he said. “I would go into record stores like Phantom in Pitt Street and spend many an hour purging through tracks and listening to what they were playing in the record stores. There is something special about a record or CD, reading the liners notes. You can touch it and feel it. It is special compared to sitting at home and downloading a single track”.

After 10 years, Record Store Day 2017 has become the biggest so far. “The return of vinyl in recent times as a phenomenon I didn’t see coming but I think that’s a very good thing as well,” Albo said.

This week at iHeartRadio Music News powered by Noise11.com-, Anthony Albanese has curated and co-hosts the show.

Stream Noise11 iHeartRadio with co-host Anthony Albanese here now:

https://www.iheart.com/live/noise11-6530/

Noise11 iHeartRadio playlist 14-20 April 2017

The Cruel Sea – The Honeymoon Is Over
Radio Birdman – Aloha Steve & Danno

Spiderbait – Shazam
The Clouds – Say It

Joy Division – Transmission
New Order – True Faith 94

Blur – Song No 2
The Style Council – Walls Come Tumbling Down

The Jam – Going Underground
The Smiths – There’s A Light That Never Goes Out

Iggy Pop – The Passenger
Midnight Oil – No Reaction

The Pixies – Here Comes Your Man
The Lemonheads – Confetti

Smudge – Mike Love Not War
Edwyn Collins – A Girl Like You

Dandy Warhols – Bohemian Like You
The Killers – Mr Brightside

Hilltop Hoods – Cosby Sweater
Daft Punk – Get Lucky

For all Record Store Day Australia 2017 events visit http://www.recordstoreday.com.au

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