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Jeepers Creepers: Marc Riley's Favourite Albums
John Doran , February 25th, 2013 04:30

BBC 6 Music DJ Marc Riley and former member of The Fall, The Creepers and The Lost Soul Crusaders talks to John Doran about his favourite LPs


Neu! - Neu! 75

I didn't hear Neu! until about six years ago. I knew about them via the Bowie and the Eno connection. When I got the albums through I fell in love with them immediately, but more importantly I could hear how massively influential they had been. I came to it so late! I might have realised how important they were if I'd bought it back in 1975… I have young kids in, doing sessions for the programme, and they'll go, 'Oh yeah, I love this album.' And then you'll hear their drummer playing the motorik beat. You hear that beat everywhere. I'd say that Neu! are in the top ten most influential bands in Britain at the moment and have been for years. Listen to bands like Toy and The Horrors. It's so far reaching. You can hear the influence on PiL on tracks like 'Hero'. And Joy Division? Of course.