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Tailor Made For Worship: Dave Wyndorf Of Monster Magnet's Favourite Albums
Valerie Siebert , March 27th, 2014 09:40

The Monster Magnet frontman turns the clock back 40 years to tell Val Siebert about 13 formative favourite records


Jethro Tull - Benefit
What a record! What a weird record. Definitely their most psychedelic record. A lot of effects, backwards guitar. I'm a huge early Jethro Tull fan. Again, because they provide their own atmosphere. Love 'em or hate 'em, you know it's them. Two seconds in, you're like "Jethro Tull!" I only met one girl in my life who liked Jethro Tull, and sadly I lost her [laughs]. Kind of a guys' band I guess. Aqualung was of course the biggest one, but Benefit of all their early albums, it's the psychedelic one. It's very trippy. It has echoes on the flute and like I said, backwards guitar parts. It has masterful multi-tracking vocally. Ian Anderson, just knowing how to harmonise with himself, knowing how to double, when not to double. It's got all those great early seventies tricks of doubling vocals when it really mattered. It's a sombre record too, there's a weird sort of melancholy almost. It's very cool. A real mood maker.