The Quietus - A new rock music and pop culture website

Baker's Dozen

Mitchellin Man: Destroyer's Favourite Albums
Merek Cooper , August 12th, 2015 10:32

Before he releases his new album Poison Season later this month, Destroyer's Dan Bejar places a call to Merek Cooper to talk to him about saxophones, heroin and going through a seven-year Joni Mitchell phase


John Phillips - John Phillips (John, The Wolf King Of L.A.)
I'd never really given John Phillips the time of day. I'd never really cared about The Mamas & The Papas, but in the late 90s amongst hipster scum there was lots of whispering about this Wolf King Of L.A. record and I finally bought it at a flea market. It's now one of my longest-standing favourite records of all time. It's really held up over the last 15 years. I still listen to it a shitload. There's something about him. I find his voice and his approach to melodic and lyrical phrasing deceptively simple but also super elegant. I like that loose early 70s playing.

If you love our features, news and reviews, please support what we do with a one-off or regular donation. Year-on-year, our corporate advertising is down by around 90% - a figure that threatens to sink The Quietus. Hit this link to find out more and keep on Black Sky Thinking.