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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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LG: This is a mega album. I only heard it recently and it’s very English, innit?

AB: The production on this is so in the room. This came out the year after Sgt Pepper and the title tune pootles along really nicely.

LG: It’s like an old sitcom, you know what I mean? It’s like Rising Damp and it’s very English.

AB: It’s got great lyrics and it makes me laugh and it captures something about our parents’ lives, really. That’s the great thing about Ray Davies: he was like a mirror. In the mid 60s he’d be sat at home with a cup of tea and musically celebrating the jam on his toast. And it was natural for him to do that – that was him. But when you get other people adopting that as a style then it becomes a bit silly for me.

LG: It’s like a Lowry painting and it’s top.


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