TV On The Radio’s Kyp Malone – My Music

Pick up this week’s NME to read about Kyp’s choices in full.


Right now I’m loving…
Bob Marley And The Wailers – Stand Alone
“I spent the better part of my life prejudiced against the Wailers’ music due to it’s popularity amongst the jock/frat set. Turns out they made music as close to perfect as is possible on this plane. A real lesson.”

A record by a hero…
Thee Oh Sees – Help
“Thee Oh Sees are a band headed by my friend Jon Dwyer. He’s a hero, not in the way of being a fire fighter or a committed teacher in an under-funded inner city school, but in the constantly creating good work as a labour of love kind of way.”

To make me dance…
Michael Jackson – Off The Wall
“I can not resist any dance song off of MJ’s ‘Off the Wall’.”

A Tearjerker…
Diane Cluck – Easy To Be Around
“I remember sitting in my daughter’s maternal grandmother’s kitchen eating dinner when she, my daughter, asked me if she understood the lyrics correctly. She was five at the time. ‘You belong to no-one, you are easy to be around.’.”

My favourite lyric…
Was (Not Was) – Walk The Dinosaur
“I had to choose on pain of higher taxes I’d just give it to ‘Was (Not Was)’; ‘Open the Door, Get on the Floor, Everybody Walk the Dinosaur!'”