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Baker's Dozen

A Document in Time: Neil Halstead Of Slowdive's Baker's Dozen
Joe Clay , May 3rd, 2017 10:11

With Slowdive reformed and about to release their fourth album (as well as playing Field Day and Roskilde), Neil Halstead tells Joe Clay about the gateway albums that influenced him the most. Photo by Ingrid Pop.

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Bob Dylan – Blonde On Blonde
I love Dylan and I think this is my favourite double album. 'Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands' takes up the entire side of one of the discs. I guess the thing with this record is that there's a slightly psychedelic quality to the lyrics. Dylan was moving away from the political and the personal – he's just out there.  I really like the chaos of it. For me it represents that mercurial, genius quality that I don't think many people have, when an artist goes through a period of just producing amazing music. Bowie did it with Low, Lodger and Heroes; Dylan did it with Bringing It All Back Home, Blonde on Blonde and Highway 61 Revisited.


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