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Transgressive & Alien: ADULT.'s Favourite Albums
Daniel Dylan Wray , November 14th, 2018 11:52

As ADULT. prepare to tour Europe, Nicola Kuperus and Adam Miller tell Daniel Dylan Wray about their 13 favourite albums drawn from the tough and leather side of life, from Throbbing Gristle to Nitzer Ebb, Einstürzende Neubauten to Drexciya


Public Image Ltd - This Is What You Want... This Is What You Get
NK: This one was my pick and this record came to me very early, probably when I was 12 or 13. It was on a cassette tape that a friend had made with the Dead Kennedy's on the other side. There are things that really stick with you throughout your life and this is a record that when I first listened to it I had no interest in being in a band, ever. It was just a fluke I fell into this. This record is one that continues to inspire me as a vocalist and a front person in ways that I don't even think I fully understand. When this record came to me all my friends were listening to Kylie Minogue and Madonna, a lot of sweet high-pitched stuff. Those are really hard notes to hit and I have a really glottal fry kind of way of talking as it is. Hearing this record was like, 'what?' But at the same time a lot of it is at this pop level but also so ugly. I probably like some of the other records better in a sense but this was the beginning, this was a real sweet spot.

AM: A lot of people say that with punk rock, 'you don't have to know how to be able to play, just learn three chords' but I'm surprised more people don't say: 'you don't have to know how to sing either.' That's what I think is so great about so many artists in this list, they don't know how to sing but they are such great vocalists.