The Quietus - A new rock music and pop culture website

Baker's Dozen

A Spoon Baker's Dozen: The Texan Connections Of Julian Cope
Charles Ubaghs , June 28th, 2017 10:13

As Spoon hit the UK their vocalist and founder Britt Daniel guides Charles Ubaghs through his 13 favourite albums, from Public Enemy to Miles Davis, the raw emotion of Cat Power and strange idol Julian Cope

Cocteau_twins-_victorialand___1498586628_resize_460x400

Cocteau Twins - Victorialand
There's a song on our new record called 'Us' that is sort of free-flowing, a little ambient, more of a soundscape than a song. For the most part we haven't gone there a lot. The only thing I would say is that I have a tendency to try and write songs where you stay in one mood the whole time. I've broken out of that a few times but that's my general tendency, to not add a bridge that changes the mood of the song. I want to get into the feeling of a song and stay there, and find a way to keep that interesting. And I think that's what  is happening on records like this. It's all about a mood. This record makes me feel like it's, you know, I got into it when I was a sophomore in high school and I was going through my first real relationship. I still feel it listening to this record. It sounds like cold Temple Texas and falling in love for the first time. 


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.