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Only Heaven: Franz Treichler Of The Young Gods' Favourite Albums
John Mullen , January 16th, 2014 10:29

The Swiss industrial trio's frontman gives John Mullen a whistle-stop tour of his favourite 13 records

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The Ruts - The Crack
You really love The Ruts (The Young Gods sample them on their first album), but they're a band that've been mostly written out of punk history…

That's a pity. I liked the punk movement a lot – I could've mentioned the Pistols, say. But I liked The Ruts because they were a bit more technical, a bit more talented, all of them were very, very good musicians. And they had this incredibly musical singer, Malcolm Owen. They had this fucking strength, they were really tight – they were not taking lessons from anyone, they were just playing. Because I was a guitar player before I joined the Young Gods, I was impressed by the guitar sounds. Always the right note at the right moment, good riffs, the right solo – no big demonstrations, just really brilliant.


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Eleventhvolume
Jan 17, 2014 7:16pm

Saw the Young Gods early on in Glasgow and Switzerland. Great selection, particularly Rhythm & Sound's first and of course Agharta.

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Bewar3them00n
Jan 17, 2014 9:10pm

I saw the Young Gods at the Sheffield Leadmill, wow! Mesmeric.. !!! Like Jim Morrison fronting an electronic enfused Stooges, all your favourite bands, distilled, rolled up, spat out in technicolour, within touching distance, that voice,that, voice!. Franz exudes the coolness of the Lizard King and he has a cool record collection to boot, most of my favourite things! Right, I'm off to dig out L'Eau Rouge.... D'accord?

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Taun Aengus
Jan 18, 2014 5:23pm

OK OK this is WAY too weird---this guy is like channeling my life and listening. Well-except for Cat Powers. Good on ya'
Keep up the great music.

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Tim
Jan 20, 2014 8:14am

L.A. Woman, Meddle, White Chalk... nice!

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window breaker
Jan 21, 2014 10:26pm

The Young Gods - one of best, still in my opinion underrated european bands. Lots of much more famous musicians owe them

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art damij
Feb 4, 2014 8:13pm

Great list,GREAT voice,great frontman,great band.
THUMBS UP.

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Dale Haskell
Dec 30, 2014 3:33am

What,no CAN?

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