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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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Pink Floyd – Meddle
Especially for the tracks 'Echoes' and 'One Of These Days'. I was impressed with Pink Floyd when I was young – it was the first time I could relate to a music that gave me the impression I was in a dream. They were the first ones in pop music to include concrete sounds and long developments of sounds – you don't know where it is heading. It was much less predictable than the music I was hearing at the time. I spent hours listening to Pink Floyd.

Did you like the Syd Barrett-era Floyd?

Yes! I loved the first one, The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn – it was poppier, but the very best definition of what pop music is to me. It had the pertinence, hidden messages, melodies, but twisted in a way that makes you question things.


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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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