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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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Nov 21, 2014 6:18pm

double double cult misfits, he's the freedom bleeding.

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Jan 26, 2016 10:15pm

Well blow me down, he's even more dull than his music!

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May 15, 2016 3:28am

I just feel like that when I revisit old horror movies. Is that young lad Jack Nicholson in The Raven? How he jumps out the castle's window in the middle of an electric storm at night, wearing a tight though unprotective outfit! The Cult should have used it for one of their songs.... You tell me which.

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Mar 16, 2017 10:35am

Nice interview. Thanks.

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Oct 1, 2017 11:41am

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