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About The Heart: Greg Fox Of Guardian Alien's Favourite Albums
Tristan Bath , June 22nd, 2016 07:53

Before he takes part in no fewer than three performances at Roskilde festival next week, the Guardian Alien drummer, Liturgy man and prolific collaborator guides Tristan Bath through his top 13 records


Roland Kirk – Volunteered Slavery
Roland Kirk was a really multi-dimensional character, he was a real joker, but also dead serious. Some people take that whole three horns at a time thing as a gimmick, but you listen to The Inflated Tear and you hear all the harmony that he's producing from three horns at once, it's pretty amazing. I picked Volunteered Slavery because there's just a lot of moments on it that really tickle me in this really great way. 'Spirits Up Above' is a really great track, and you could say that it goes into parts that are a little bit cheesy, but I really like the whole thing. The cover of 'My Cherie Amour' is amazing! It's funny. I really appreciate when music can make you laugh. And it can make you laugh, and be really good and be virtuosic all at the same time – and it can have other political implications too. That was one of the really cool things about Roland Kirk, is that he was exceptional on so many levels.