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Suzie McCracken , May 6th, 2014 08:15

With their new album Luminous released yesterday, The Horrors' frontman picks out some of his favourite (and, in fact, least favourite) illustrated covers in an artistic Baker's


Gerry Rafferty - City To City
I think this might be one of my least favourite sleeves of all time. It's truly awful. That style of dodgy seventies graphic artwork is fucking disgusting. It almost looks like the side of a waltzer, but that actually makes it sound a little better because I'm a big funfair fan. To the point where I actually went to Blackpool Pleasure Beach on my own once, but more about that later.

I think this sleeve is really fucking horrible and the record only just about redeems it. ‘Baker Street' is the one everyone knows with the long sax solo, but there's another song called ‘Right Down The Line' which is really cool. It was actually Honor [Titus] from Cerebral Ballzy that introduced me to that song. There's a lot more narrative here than in most of my interviews.