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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


Wipers - Over The Edge
This is another album that I heard when I started playing guitar, and I based a lot of my style and how I wanted to play on it. They sounded totally different to other punk bands of the time. The guitars really special, somehow - it's different sounding because there's a lot of anger there, but the vocals are really emotional sounding. It's pretty intense.

Again, this was the first of their albums I bought - a lot of people prefer their first album Youth Of America, but I still prefer this one. It's more special to me.