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Lifting A Veil: Kurt Wagner Of Lambchop's Favourite British LPs
Luke Cartledge , January 11th, 2017 08:54

Reflecting at length upon his intimate relationship with British music from his office in Nashville, Tennessee, the alt-country veteran at the heart of Lambchop discusses freedom, interpretation and the lasting effect on him of 1970s Sheffield with Luke Cartledge


David Bowie - Blackstar

Prior to Blackstar, David Bowie put out a single in the US called 'Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime' with the same ensemble, and we [Lambchop] were just blown away. The way he combined the freeform, ensemble jazz instrumentation with the things that he did, the power that was derived from that seemed to push him up to this whole other level of urgency and immediacy. Of course, Blackstar furthered that idea absolutely. It's a remarkable record, and will stand up as such, I hope. It's undeniably powerful and moving.