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At His Modjesty's Request: Paul Weller's Favourite Albums
Mat Colegate , May 7th, 2015 08:54

Paul Weller is releasing a new album, Saturns Pattern, so we sent tQ film editor Mat Colegate off to meet his mod hero and bask in the glory of his sartorial prowess. Ah, yes, and find out about his top 13 albums as well


T.Rex - Electric Warrior
I liked [Marc Bolan] at the time and I bought his records probably up until Electric Warrior. I wasn't a massive fan, but I was aware of him and I liked his music. Interestingly enough my very first TV appearance was on Marc Bolan's show, so I actually got to meet him as well. He was very nice but he made me think of one of those old film stars, like Gloria Swanson or something. In his mind he was still a star, and I guess he always would have been. Faded or whatever, but that's just the way he was. He was an original mod as well and in John's Children, which was was quite punky in a way. He's quite underrated. I was checking his guitar playing on Electric Warrior a few months ago and I was like, 'Fucking hell, he's really unique'. You know his sound instantly. It's not anything technical, he's just got a sound. Certainly I've started to appreciate him more in recent times.