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Bakers Dozen: Joy Division & New Order's Stephen Morris On His Top 13 Albums
Ben Hewitt , December 7th, 2010 05:59

Today, Stephen Morris steps up to The Quietus's Bakers Dozen challenge as he tells us all about his favourite 13 albums


Van der Graaf Generator - Pawn Hearts
It's another strange thing; you had to keep some records as secrets on the punk scene, but John Lydon was into [founding member of Van der Graaf Generator] Peter Hammill. There's an idea that people would hide their Genesis records and get out The Damned ones if people came round. I didn't hide mine, although I didn't play them to Ian when he came round.

They're a funny band, Van der Graaf Generator. At the time, with Pawn Hearts, all of your mates would say: "Ooh, there's a track that's three days long… it's pixie stuff". But 'A Plague Of Lighthouse Keepers' is completely overblown, like a nightmare with saxophones. I suppose it's the ultimate prog-rock album: it's really overblown, but still of the terrifying. I really like Peter Hammill. He's another guy who's really unique - he has a really individual way of singing, and it's very raw.