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Apollo 13: Adam Ant’s Favourite Albums
Joe Clay , January 21st, 2013 06:44

Adam Ant is back after years in the creative wilderness. Here he discusses his all-time favourite LPs with Joe Clay


Brian and Roger Eno with Daniel Lanois – Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks

I was a big fan of Eno from day one. I brought Oblique Strategies from Rough Trade way, way back. It was a black box of cards that had different phrases on them like, "Reverse it" and "Start in the middle" – all kinds of possibilities. I loved his early stuff. The track 'Baby's on Fire' from Here Come The Warm Jets is great. Roxy were never the same without him. He was commissioned to write this music by Al Reinart who was making a documentary from footage shot of the lunar landings. It's a marvelous record. After a show or a long day's work it's the ultimate one to stick on, get in the bath, cup of tea, a stick of incense and you're laughing. It's more musical than the rest of his ambient stuff. There are bits of it that have a country and western twang.