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“I Enjoy Silence!”: Michael Rother's 13 Favourite Albums
Patrick Clarke , February 27th, 2019 10:46

With a show at London's Under The Bridge on 5 April, Michael Rother of Neu!, Harmonia, and a newly-boxsetted solo career takes Patrick Clarke through his life in 13 records, from Little Richard to Fuck Buttons, even though he doesn't really listen to music any more

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Cream - Disraeli Gears

A lot changes when you’re 16. A lot of changes take place in your mind. I remember being with friends at a public bath, we had a transistor radio and music was playing from it and then the song ‘I Feel Free’ by Cream started. I was hypnotised immediately. I couldn’t understand how they did it, the intro before Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker took off from nothing to top speed within less than a second. Afterwards I listened to quite a lot of Cream music. It was individual tracks that fascinated me, and ‘Sunshine Of Your Love’ was definitely one of them, and ‘White Room’. Being a solo guitar player at the time, Eric Clapton was a strong influence on my thinking about how to play guitar. Of course when Jimi Hendrix came around, everything was different all over again…


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