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"You Can't Escape Your Influence" - Mark Lanegan's Favourite Albums
Julian Marszalek , January 26th, 2012 04:35

In one of our best Baker's Dozens yet, Mark Lanegan talks Julian Marszalek through the most played discs in his collection

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The Flesh Eaters A Moment To Pray, A Second To Die

I came across them because [frontman Chris D] had produced the first Gun Club record. I somehow found out that he made records also and this is probably my favourite record of all time. It’s a perfect record, in my opinion, from start to finish. It doesn’t sound like anything else because of Chris D’s unhinged way of singing as well as the massive amount of lyrics that he fits into a small space. But also that combination of marimba and sax with powerful guitar riffs. That also appears on their other records but it’s wonderfully distilled on this record. It’s also a very short record, maybe just over a half hour long but it’s fantastic. Chris D is one of the all-time greats.

The Flesh Eaters had this great noir feel about them and that’s also true about the way Chris D writes; he writes outside of music and it’s almost like pieces from a Jim Thompson novel.


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