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Strange Refuge: Holly Johnson Discusses His Favourite Albums
Ian Wade , December 23rd, 2014 14:26

In our final Baker's Dozen of 2014, Ian Wade talks to the former Frankie Goes To Hollywood frontman following the release of Europa, his first solo album in 15 years, about his all-time top 13 LPs


Brian Eno & David Byrne - My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts
This came in the wake of Remain In Light as a side project. I'd seen Talking Heads at Eric's, which was my world back then. Although slightly older people said it was like Can and introducing sound collages, I didn't think Can were that funky, but this is. It was quite an amazing album really, and freaked everybody out when it was released. 'The Jezebel Spirit' and 'America Is Waiting', I guess, were the standout tracks that I got, but the end track ['Mountain Of Needles'] as well, which had slowed-down sounds and voices. I thought it was brilliant.