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Baker's Dozen

Lucky For Some: Alexander Tucker's Favourite Albums
Dom Smith , May 24th, 2012 08:20

Dom Smith takes down Alexander Tucker's Baker's Dozen and chats to him about the personal experiences attached to the records

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Bardo Pond - Lapsed

The first time I heard this album in Rough Trade it did not make any sense, it just sounded like a block of massive distorted sound. A few months later a friend of mine played 'Tommy Gun Angel' - the first track from Lapsed'. This time with the aid of some pot, the block transformed for me into complex layers of constantly mutating sound all wrapped around a gorgeous song. I loved the balance of muscular psychedelic heavy guitars against lead singer and flautist Isobel Sollenberg's soft feminine intonations. There is a strong emotional aspect to this band that a lot of other experimental rock acts lack.

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Princess Stomper
May 24, 2012 12:38pm

Good list - though horrified by description of Cardiacs as "ugly people"! Seeing this, it's not remotely surprising that I connected instantly with Tucker's own music.

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May 24, 2012 2:01pm

really enjoying the bakers dozens.
keep them coming plz.

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Jim C
May 24, 2012 7:23pm

What he said ^ great stuff

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Jun 22, 2017 10:22am

Yes i have listened to his albums many times and really it's a wonderful journey in music. Takes the soul to some where else. Which i really makes me love to listen every time.

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