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Only Heaven: Franz Treichler Of The Young Gods' Favourite Albums
John Mullen , January 16th, 2014 10:29

The Swiss industrial trio's frontman gives John Mullen a whistle-stop tour of his favourite 13 records


The Doors - L.A. Woman
This is probably their least accessible album. Most people like the first one or second one. But I first got this when I was very young, maybe 13, from an older brother who wanted to help my musical education. I think he just wanted it for himself really. He told me, this is not music you dance to, but listen to. I was like, "Okay, if you say so…"

So after school I would just sit at home listening to it. Because I didn't speak English at the time, I would translate all the lyrics with a dictionary. For me it was a total revelation – the lyrics were very interesting, and I was interested how they worked in co-ordination with the sound. This was a real band, with a real vision together, that was taking me on a journey. But yet they were so simple, based on rhythm and blues.

And Jim Morrison, he opened up the doors [laughs]! He introduced romanticism and literature into rock and roll. Maybe he was not the first one, but it all came from his guts, heart and soul. It was true.