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Nothing But Heart: Alan Sparhawk of Low's Favourite Albums
Dale Berning Sawa , March 29th, 2012 07:13

Low and Retribution Gospel Choir play in the UK next week. In advance of a full interview on the Quietus next week, frontman Alan Sparhawk spoke to Dale Berning about his thirteen favourite albums


Bunny Wailer - Blackheart Man
Bunny Wailer was in the Wailers, of course. He did a few solo albums. Peter Tosh’s records are great too, Equal Rights in particular – and Burning Spear, Heart of the Congos, they are all great. But Bunny Wailer is the most sunny and flowery. You just have to listen. It’s life-affirming, uplifting, positive. One of the things I like about reggae is the way they so effortlessly start talking about God. I think in most Western music, we’re cowards, we’re still under this cloud that rock & roll and religion have to be separate. But in reggae there’s this freedom and oneness about music and God, which to me is inspiring and sort of puts me to shame too.