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Baker's Dozen: J Mascis On His 13 Favourite Records
The Quietus , March 17th, 2011 09:44

The slacker/ shoegaze guitar demon fesses up about his top albums


The Velvet Underground - 1969: The Velvet Underground Live
When I was a kid I had this book of Rolling Stone's top albums, and a lot of the critics had this record in their top 10, so this was the one I bought. It was the first Velvet Underground album I had; I heard this before any of their studio albums. I think it's awesome. I bought all the other ones after, too, but something about it is so cool: it's just the band playing, instead of Nico or all the fanfare with Andy Warhol. There's something pure about it. I heard ‘I'll Be Your Mirror' on this album first, with Doug Yule singing, and I still like it better than the version with Nico singing.