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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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Various Artists – Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era/Pebbles
My mate's brother would give me these tapes with the Pebbles collections on, which I think got reissued sometime in the mid-1980s. All these garage bands – the Nuggets collection too, with The Electric Prunes and all that. It was the way they looked and the way they sounded. In the 1960s, no one was really into it – they were so obscure. It's bubblegum, but super adventurous. And it had an attitude that appealed to me. I was obsessed with a lot of the 1960s stuff. 


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