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Walk On In Darkness: Tom G Warrior's 13 Favourite LPs
Jimmy Martin , September 20th, 2017 09:46

Tom G Warrior of Celtic Frost, Triptykon and Hellhammer speaks to Jimmy Martin about the elements that fed his nightmare kaleidoscope, from Quincy Jones to Venom, Roxy Music to the 'Sisters and 'Sabbath


Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure
They succumbed to the commercial pressure I guess, but the first five or six Roxy Music albums were hugely experimental for the time - you could probably describe them as precursors to new wave. Songs like 'In Every Dream Home A Heartache', or 'Editions Of You' or 'Do The Strand' - these are songs that changed my understanding of music, and nobody sounded like Roxy Music at the time: it was such a daring style of songwriting, arrangements, instrumentation. I really learnt from these, and again there's a direct connection to what we later did on Into The Pandemonium and Monotheist, records where we too employed a style and measures that are not traditionally heavy metal-based, and we didn't accept any limitations. I never got to see them at the time - they toured in Switzerland at the time with Manifesto and I really didn't like that album so I didn't go to the concert, which I later regretted. When they reformed I travelled Europe to see them four times, and I also saw them in what was then called the Hammersmith Odeon, so that's how important Roxy Music is to me.