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Sorry There's No Punk! Captain Sensible's Damn' Favourite LPs
Luke Turner , November 23rd, 2016 09:24

Forty years after The Damned released New Rose they're currently touring the UK. The genial Captain Sensible got in touch to tell us about his favourite LPs, from Stereolab to the Bee Gees, Soft Machine to Felt and Jimi Hendrix. Damned live photo by Dod Morrison.


Fleetwood Mac - Then Play On
I've never got on with Les Pauls, perhaps it was the snarling rock tone, or the substantial weight… whatever, I recently found myself party to a conversation about leading players of said instrument. Steve Jones and Slash were mentioned but when it came to my turn (and being of a certain age) I couldn't see past Peter Green, by far the most tasteful of all great late 60s Brit blues guitarists - and there was a fair few of THEM too.  The sweet spot between an amplifiers clean and cranked settings has never been bettered than here, and so I told a friend who'd just got his son a Les Paul to accompany it with a copy of this record. I find the economy and taste of the playing endlessly inspiring - and so much more appealing to the ear than all that twiddly diddly flash nonsense. I find artists that have two bites at success interesting - compare this album to Rumours and it could be a different band entirely. The same could be said for the two incarnations of Pink Floyd... and a certain punk band that modesty forbids me from mentioning. Ahem!

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