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Bakers Dozen: Liam Gallagher and Andy Bell's 13 Favourite Albums
Julian Marszalek , April 5th, 2011 07:18

Speaking on behalf of Beady Eye, Messrs Liam Gallagher and Andy Bell tell us their favourite records

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George Harrison - All Things Must Pass
LG: That’s the best post-Beatles album. We all like it and that, but that was the best sounding fucking one. It’s got tunes that make me cry.

AB: Everything that’s on it has a warm Wall-Of-Sound feeling to it because Phil Spector produced it and it has amazing songs like ‘Wah-Wah’, ‘Isn’t It A Pity’ and ‘My Sweet Lord’. I can relate to George Harrison but I’m not going to make a triple album.

LG: But triple albums are too much. They’re stupid, aren’t they? Even double albums are too much.

AB: There are plenty of doubles that do work: Exile On Main Street, Electric Ladyland

LG: You’ve just got to cut it off, man.


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Andy C
Apr 5, 2011 1:27pm

This should have been up last Friday, surely?

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John Doran
Apr 5, 2011 1:30pm

In reply to Andy C:

Why?

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Fenrir
Apr 5, 2011 2:57pm

April Fool's Day

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John Doran
Apr 5, 2011 3:14pm

In reply to Fenrir:

Yeah, we did actually discuss putting up a list of 13 grindcore albums but professionality won out at the last minute.

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Apr 5, 2011 4:12pm

This was the first cd i ever bought in 1989 and is still the best. I love this album it summed up the feeling around the late eighties perfectly.

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Chuze
Apr 5, 2011 5:13pm

Looks like Beatles & Stones didn't stand the test of time that well after all.

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Hasief
Apr 5, 2011 6:20pm

I suppose modesty prevents them from mentioning their own Gem Archer appears on "Echoes Round the Sun" from Paul Weller's 22 Dreams. So does Noel Gallagher, who co-wrote the track as a matter of fact.

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Fenrir
Apr 6, 2011 7:21am

In reply to John Doran:

I'd have been interested to see that list, actually. Still have a soft spot for a bit of grind.

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ravenweather
Apr 8, 2011 9:05am

Wow, there isn't a single radical or interesting pick on this entire list. Sex Pistols? Simon & Garfunkel? George Harrison? It reminds me of those old BMG subscription service catalogs and their "recommendations" (the same uncontroversial choices that pseudo-critics have been flogging for years).

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Jinduncan
Aug 30, 2013 6:34pm

In reply to ravenweather:

I take it you've never heard Forever Changes. What do you expect from these two Sun Ra?

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Drew
May 8, 2015 2:12pm

All Things Must Pass is the album that always gets names as the "best solo album by an ex-Beatle." And the truth is: It's an incredibly BORING album. Terrible production. Thin vocals. Dated mysticism. My Sweet Lord is an absolute dirge. I think this is one of those things that gets repeated ad nauseum but the truth is this is a good album that's kinda dull.

The best solo albums by ex Beatles are Ram and Plastic Ono Band. Gorgeous, inventive, risk-taking, glorious sounding albums.

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Alex
Feb 28, 2016 12:48am

The La's album is just so f****ng great and the stone roses is just the bollocks, wouldve chosen stanley road and in the city/ this is the modern world though

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