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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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The Jimi Hendrix ExperienceElectric Ladyland

This record belonged to my dad, and my sister started listening to it when she began hanging out with more potheads and becoming a teenager. She pilfered my dad's 60s records. As a kid, around 12 or 13, I remember hearing my sister play the track '1983... (A Merman I Should Turn To Be)' and it totally blew my mind. It's quite progressive in its song structure with a few different parts making up the whole track, I loved the ambient tape loop feedback manipulations which segue the different sections of this piece. I think Hendrix plays every single instrument on it as well, except the drums. His bass-playing though, is absolutely gorgeous, it's so fluid – there's no element of “attacking” in any of his playing. I am inspired by the classic songs, including 'All Along The Watchtower', and all of the main reasons that anyone finds the album so amazing. Also, I think the album art had the first naked women that I ever saw.

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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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