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Jeepers Creepers: Marc Riley's Favourite Albums
John Doran , February 25th, 2013 04:30

BBC 6 Music DJ Marc Riley and former member of The Fall, The Creepers and The Lost Soul Crusaders talks to John Doran about his favourite LPs

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"My list of favourite albums does change every week… I'll probably phone you up at 3am in a panic to change this to something else. I came up with this list three weeks ago and I'm already wavering a bit.

"The list will always include Bowie but it's the same scenario really; his albums are so different that it depends on what I've been listening to and what mood I'm in as to what's my favourite. There's never always a constant that I always go back to. It might be Station To Station, it might be Aladdin Sane, it might be The Man Who Sold The World but generally speaking it's Hunky Dory.

"Mainly the albums I've chosen come from between the late 1960s and when Hex Enduction Hour came out in 1982, because those are my formative years, but all the component parts are there. You've got prog rock, you've got glam rock, you've got Bowie, you've got Zappa, you've got punk… but also over the last few years, since I've been at 6Music, my thirst for finding new music has really come back to me. While I was on Radio One for so long it was almost like a comedy show, Mark Radcliffe and I. We just used to go into the studio, have a laugh and play crap music more often than not. I still went to gigs in the evening but the rest of the time was taken up doing the job. But now my job is to listen to hours and hours' worth of new music every day and I end up finding the stuff that you only find if you're committed to finding new music."

To browse through Marc's 13 favourite albums click on the photo below.

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Feb 25, 2013 10:17am

The photo got me excited thinking about Christopher Maloney.

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Feb 25, 2013 7:35pm

Not the worst list, not the best. Bowie and Lou Reed Berlin both suck, what the fuck's in the bad Limey water that makes ya'll listen so? My god!

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Mr. Odd
Feb 25, 2013 9:51pm

Please get over yourself, Marc, and reissue The Creepers stuff, it's (mostly) brilliant!

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Feb 26, 2013 4:39am

this is the mothers of invention, not "frank zappa solo, for god's sake!

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Feb 26, 2013 10:45am

I scurried off to play "Jumper Clown" the second I'd finished reading this...

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Feb 26, 2013 6:20pm

In reply to :

Everyone's entitled to their likes and dislikes, but pretty much every 'Baker's Dozen' includes a Bowie album, so maybe he's worth a try? Or you can enjoy your sense of superiority...

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Feb 26, 2013 10:16pm

there's a great version of pil's religion on kid loco's another late night mix. why doesn't anyone include prince's sign o the times in their dozen? fuck. cheers

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Mike Morris
Mar 3, 2013 9:39pm

Good list, but Shiny Beast was 1978 Marc.

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Mar 4, 2013 4:51pm

thumbs up for the Lamb and Field Music, thumbs down for no Cardiacs and the pretty narrow scope of music listed

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mojo Jefferson
Mar 21, 2013 5:07pm

Good list. Berlin is the greatest album ever made in my opinion. Never bettered.

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Mar 23, 2013 11:42am

Lovely List

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Apr 8, 2013 11:43am

It's like a list from 1980! even the new bands sound like old bands! a bit like 6music really.

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Apr 19, 2016 11:17am

Nice list, Marc. Millie was well chuffed you said hello to her on Saturday :)

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William Williams
Apr 19, 2016 2:49pm

I liked all of Marc's choices. I like Marc's guitar work on Hex Enduction Hour. I wish the Creepers albums would get a re-release, they deserve one in my opinion.

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Apr 19, 2016 9:08pm

That story about Lou Reed punching Bowie happened in 1989, and Bowie's condition was that Reed stop drinking...

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