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Palm Desert Discs: John Garcia's Favourite Albums
Mark Eglinton , November 21st, 2014 14:09

With his self-titled debut solo album out earlier this year and a run of UK shows imminent, the former Kyuss man has been wringing his hands over picking 13 all-time favourite LPs. Mark Eglinton helps him boil it down

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Descendents - Liveage!
It was the attitude and temperament that attracted me to this kind of coffeed-out, surf-punk band. Chris Cockrell - original bass player for Katzenjammer, Sons of Kyuss and finally Kyuss - introduced me to them in high school. It was on vinyl; I popped it on and was immediately drawn to the rawness, how this live record sounded sonically: covering a song like 'Wendy' by The Beach Boys for example. I don't have all the Descendents records by any means but this one - from the opening track 'All', to songs that I personally related to, like 'I Don't Want To Grow Up' and 'I'm Not A Loser' - was super emotional to me. Everybody has their catalogue of music that makes them feel and this was just part of my punk upbringing.


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