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Weird Still Spills: Stella Mozgawa Of Warpaint's Favourite Albums
The Quietus , September 7th, 2016 09:21

The Warpaint drummer and prolific collaborator goes from Pharoah Sanders to Joni Mitchell via Steely Dan, Chaka Khan and Primus in collecting her top 13 albums, choosing those that "had altered the course of my life"


Chaka Khan – I Feel For You
Unofficially the first record I ever heard. There's video of me dancing in my diapers to 'This Is My Night'. So there's a strong sentimental value to this one. It's a pretty bent pop record, even with the soaring, David Foster ballad that is 'Through The Fire'. You can hear a lot of Herbie Hancock's Future Shock on this one. I still gravitate to those Yamaha DX7/Roland D-50 synth sounds, the fake guitar and marimba tones. 'My Love Is Alive' is pretty out there, production-wise. Early club funk! It still holds up. I'll always play 'I Feel For You' in a DJ set, it's still remarkable fresh. A good friend of mine texted me about the track a few years ago. He said, "I've figured it out. It's all about the hats!" Probably a fair amount of cocaine, too.