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Gold Gold Gold Gold Fire Fire Fire Fire: Douglas McCarthy's Favourite LPs
Luke Turner , July 24th, 2019 08:55

As Nitzer Ebb gear up to play Helsinki's Flow Festival, Douglas McCarthy talks Luke Turner through his favourite music, from listening to classical while eating offal on Canvey Island through David Bowie, Killing Joke, Brian Eno, JJ Cale, Thelonious Monk and more


Iggy Pop - The Idiot
This was another time when Bon and I weren't in sync with our musical tastes. For some reason we'd taken a bit of time off from the band and I started hanging out with some old schoolmates of mine who were deeply into The Doors. We'd listen to them a lot and get wasted, and it finally made sense to me. I started paying a bit more attention to them - I knew the stories, but it was the same as The Beatles, the reverence is what pissed me off rather than the music. I read Please Kill Me, Iggy goes on about how seeing The Doors in Ann Arbor changed his life and he took a lot of his style from Jim Morrison, I find that interesting, this ongoing, cyclical, string of ideas that link people over decades. The first influences on me as a frontman were Fad Gadget, Siouxie and Nick Cave.