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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 Beatles - Abbey Road
Abbey Road for me is a classic – I would say 'Come Together' is one of my top three songs ever. Abbey Road is sometimes pompous, but it's still fantastic – you feel all this energy that they had to put together to do something positive at the time. I think it's a masterpiece.

Did you have the Lennon versus McCartney debate growing up in Switzerland?

I follow more what Lennon did after the Beatles than McCartney – but those guys just go well together. It's a typical example of the power of a band – having two or three or four heads, challenging themselves always, brings out the best in you. One plus one equals three! I would mention Ringo also. It's very important to have a tempering influence. They were lucky to have him - the alchemy of a band is something very strong, but also very fragile.


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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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