“Ronny Moorings, the brainchild of dark wave icons Clan Of Xymox lists his top 10 albums/influences:1. Jimi Hendrix -Electric Ladyland. I got blown away by his album Electric Ladyland and just loved what he did with his guitar. The use of distortion was something totally new in those days. He was a pioneer.
2.Shocking Blue- Greatest Hits. The very first Dutch band which impressed me with their songs when I was a kid. I wanted to play guitar in a band and my sister wanted to be the singer like Mariska Verus
3. Pink Floyd- The Dark Side Of The Moon.The soundscapes created with synthesizers and sound collages impressed me so much that I wanted to have and play a synthesizer as well. It took me years to get my first one though as they were very expensive back in the days.
4. Led Zeppelin- Houses Of The Holy. I liked the acoustic songs and direction they took. With No Quarter as my absolute favorite. Keyboards and guitars in perfect harmony.
5. David Bowie & Brian Eno - Low. Brian Eno's use of synthesizers and the dark mood he created with it impressed me totally. The B side of Low is the best example and one of the best works of Eno is Warzawa.
6. Joy Division- Closer 1980
The most gloomy record I ever encountered in those days. Simply a masterpiece. Sadly Ian Curtis took his own life 2 months before its release. This fact had even more impact on the listener.
7. U2-Boy.The sound of this album was to me so refreshing. The use of the Edge's guitar delay was unheard of.
8. The Sisters Of Mercy- First Last and Always. The Sisters of Mercy at its finest. Wayne Hussey uses a strong sense of melody through the album that contrasts beautifully with the drum machine used. On top of it lies the deep voice of Andrew Eldritch. 9. The Cure-Disintegration. I was already a Cure fan for a long time but I this made me a fan. From the beginning to the end a masterpiece. Unfortunately never surpassed by them.
10. Depeche Mode - Violator. To me the best album they made. Really refreshing for the early 90's. At that time a lot of bands were searching for a new sound and this was it.” ℛonny ℳoorings 💡🖤🌹🔪