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Baker's Dozen

Bakers Dozen: Portishead Choose Their Favourite 13 Albums
John Doran , August 31st, 2011 04:44

The chilly royalty of Bristol select their favourite long players in anticipation of ATP's I'll Be Your Mirror, New Jersey.


The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis Bold As Love
Adrian Utley: I was given a Canadian copy of this album by a super hip friend when I was 13. I love it and it was one of the earliest influences on me playing the guitar; along with Lightnin' Hopkins and John Lee Hooker. 'If Six Was Nine' features in the Easy Rider soundtrack and is so brilliant. Hendrix has always been somewhere in the back of my mind, lurking about and popping out occasionally and this album along with the tracks 'Voodoo Chile' and his version of the 'Star Spangled Banner' are, for me, the most powerful things he ever did. In that strange way that we collect music as children and seem to end up with a random juxtaposition of LPs, my collection featured Lonnie Donegan, The Thunderbirds and Jimi Hendrix!