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Baker's Dozen

Lucky For Some: Alexander Tucker's Favourite Albums
Dom Smith , May 24th, 2012 08:20

Dom Smith takes down Alexander Tucker's Baker's Dozen and chats to him about the personal experiences attached to the records


The Jimi Hendrix ExperienceElectric Ladyland

This record belonged to my dad, and my sister started listening to it when she began hanging out with more potheads and becoming a teenager. She pilfered my dad's 60s records. As a kid, around 12 or 13, I remember hearing my sister play the track '1983... (A Merman I Should Turn To Be)' and it totally blew my mind. It's quite progressive in its song structure with a few different parts making up the whole track, I loved the ambient tape loop feedback manipulations which segue the different sections of this piece. I think Hendrix plays every single instrument on it as well, except the drums. His bass-playing though, is absolutely gorgeous, it's so fluid – there's no element of “attacking” in any of his playing. I am inspired by the classic songs, including 'All Along The Watchtower', and all of the main reasons that anyone finds the album so amazing. Also, I think the album art had the first naked women that I ever saw.