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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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CardiacsOn Land And In The Sea

When I was 14, my art teacher Nick Goodman held after school art classes at the local YMCA. The first class consisted of only Nick and myself. When I arrived he was listening to this really weird music and was drawing a version of the front cover which turned out to be On Land And In The Sea. I was hooked immediately. The world presented in these weird proggy psychedelic songs spoke of a strange grey English landscape of suburban surrealism - of mum and dad, home, birth, death and flowers. The cover featured a group of what I thought at the time to be a bunch of really ugly people, dressed in tatty suit jackets with pasty white skin. In the background is a photo of a bare tree surrounded by a fresh sprouting of daffodils taken on a dull day in what looks like early English Spring. All of this really resonated and spoke to me, as I sat in my own grey suburban world pouring over art books of Max Ernst and listening to these new found vistas.


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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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z.elencher
May 24, 2012 2:01pm

really enjoying the bakers dozens.
keep them coming plz.
enlightening.

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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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