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Winners' Music: Daniel Patrick Quinn's Favourite Albums
Luke Turner , May 21st, 2015 09:11

Island-dwelling outsider musician and One More Grain brain Daniel Patrick Quinn tells us about his 13 favourite albums from Suede to Fela Kuti, Nico to Robert Wyatt and Gamelan to ELO, plus the sound of a snipe drumming, and wonders whether he'd have sexual feelings for Jeff Lynne were he a woman.

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Can – Soon Over Babaluma
'Future Days' is my favourite Can track. Another one from Andy's Records in Lancaster. I associate it with going to a rave in the Trough of Bowland and then being sick with flu the next few days and listening to 'Future Days' trying to work out if I was imagining certain bits of it. Having flu is pretty handy for developing intense, life-long relationships with particular artworks.

But, as for Can albums, for me it's Soon Over Babaluma. It has a mysterious atmosphere like no other record, from start to finish. I love the artwork too. Holger is a wonderful bass player. Just a couple of well-placed notes on 'Chain Reaction' keeps the monster chugging along. Most people don't have the discipline to play like that. And then 'Quantum Physics', which is another one of those brilliant pieces of music which demands you reflect on the very nature of music itself.


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