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Daring Is Important: Gudrun Gut's Favourite Albums
Jeremy Allen , September 11th, 2019 08:52

Leading light of the Berlin underground Gudrun Gut guides Jeremy Allen through 13 favourite records - she wanted them all to be Neu! but as there weren't enough, there's the Bad Seeds, Throbbing Gristle, Lana Del Rey and much more. Gudrun Gut portrait by Mv Kummer


David Bowie - Low
Such a classic. I was a big David Bowie fan and I’d heard Ziggy Stardust so many times I can't even remember. And so I remember the moment I got this Low album. I knew it was coming out and I was waiting for it, and I remember getting up early and going to the record shop. I was not disappointed! I listen to it very often and I think it's fantastic.

It was pretty radical at the time with the two sides, and it was an inspiration for a lot of stuff that came afterwards. Visconti's production and the snare sound were influential too, but then Phil Collins snare changed so much too. I dunno, Bowie dared. Daring is important. To go different ways. Having this ambient b-side definitely influenced by the likes of Tangerine Dream and all the experimental stuff in France... going out of the British island situation and opening up a bit, that was really good for him. It never sold like Let's Dance did, which I didn’t like. I clearly remember my mother saying to me, 'now, I know why you like David Bowie’. That's not what I meant [laughs].