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Call The Police! - Terry Bickers' Favourite Albums
Julian Marszalek , September 6th, 2017 15:25

One of 80s indie's defining guitarists talks us through his 13 albums – and risks the ire of purists everywhere by insisting that sometimes compilations are best


The Who - Then And Now (The Best Of The Who)
To be honest with you, my musical education is sort of lacking in terms of The Who's albums, but I love the idea of them as a band. I know that that sounds like a bit of a contradiction but these days people tend to hone in on particular tracks rather than albums.

The thing that got me into The Who was the films, like The Kids Are Alright. You see the full, live versions of things like 'Baba O'Riley' and 'Won't Get Fooled Again' and you know you're dealing with something really exceptional. This is next-level stuff. I looked at a couple of their other albums like Who's Next but I only really knew a few of the tracks from that; with a Best Of you get all the tracks you need from them on one album.