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Nothing But Heart: Alan Sparhawk of Low's Favourite Albums
Dale Berning , 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

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T. Rex - The Slider
'Bang a Gong' ['Get It On'] was on classic rock radio a lot, so I was sort of aware of the band but then when I was about 19-20, I got Electric Warrior and The Slider and that stuff was pretty exciting. I liked Marc Bolan’s twist on psychedelic music, he was taking the things I liked about that but doing it in a slightly cleverer, sexier way. I loved his guitar playing. His lyrics got a lot more weird and esoteric later on, but back then it was funky, and showy – you know, like, if you’re going to get out there and play the guitar, then do it! Let’s make it a show! Of course we’ve never been like that, and maybe that’s what makes it so appealing.