Monica Strut (Marketer/Journalist/Consultant/Musician)

Monica Strut

The Last Martyr

In My Vinyl Offering, we get up close and personal with your favorite musicians and friends to find out the most cherished parts of their record, CD or tape collection. This time around we feature the collection of Monica Strut.

Monica is a digital marketer, music journalist and strategy consultant for up and coming bands. She is also the vocalist in the Australian band The Last Martyr.

The first CD I ever bought with my own money was…

Probably a shitty pop song compilation like, ‘So Fresh – Hits of Summer.’ I wish it was something cooler.

The CD that made me want to make music was…

Guns n’ Roses – “Live Era.” The energy I felt on that album was nothing like I’d ever heard as a teenager before. I loved the music and was obsessed with Axl, Slash and Duff. Damn they’re cool.

The CD I’ve played more than any other is…

Honestly, I haven’t owned a CD in a long time but probably “Appetite for Destruction” by Gn’R or “There is a Hell…” by Bring Me The Horizon have been the most played.

The CD that always make me feel good is…

“Woodface,” by Crowded House – It always makes me feel calm! Back when I was 18 and studying music at university I worked in a cafe and it was the only CD they owned. It brings back a lot of memories of being so hopeful about the future as I’d mop floors practicing doing vocal harmonies with Neil Finn.

The CD I turn to when I’m feeling down is…

“Bad Vibrations,” by A Day To Remember. It’s so energetic and such a good album, it turns that frown into pure energy and some of the tracks are groovy as hell.

The CD with my favorite cover art is…

“Desperate,” by Divinyls. I miss the days when bands were on their own album covers (I should have grown up in the 80s). Plus I love Chrissy Amphlett.

The strangest CD I own is…

Deep Forest’s self-titled album. It was my Mum’s. She went back to university when I was a kid to become a teacher and she used to put on that album when she was studying and now I associate it with concentration. Now I’ll often put it on when I’m working on my business and want something super chill. Usually, I burn incense at the same time cos I’m a secret hippy.

The rarest CD I own is…

I own “Monkey Grip” by Divinyls on vinyl and some pretty random Guns n’ Roses vinyls I bought when I was in the States last year that I’ve never seen in Australia.

The last CD I bought was…

I got gifted, “War is One,” by my mates’ band Bad Moon Born. It’s killer, serious Audioslave/Myles Kennedy vibes if you’re into that I highly recommend you check them out.

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Monica Strut
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The Last Martyr
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