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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


Lana Del Rey - Born To Die
I always like a bit of pop appeal. But these days there's nothing in the charts I like, actually. That's why I included Lana Del Rey in my Baker's Dozen, because that's the only pop release of the last 10 years that I liked. A lot of people don't like her but I think she's fantastic. I like the production too, because it needs to be a really big production, and it sounds great. I first heard 'Video Games’ on the radio and I thought "this is something different". It was really poppy and I was singing along with it because I liked it. And then I saw the slamming she got and I was thinking, 'What's going on there? Why don't they like her?' I listened to a little bit more and she has great lyrics: 'Music to Watch Boys By’ for instance; what kind of lyrics are these? [laughs]. So there was this 'authenticity’ nonsense, like authenticity is ever important. I met this talented young artist, and she said, 'I want to be an authentic artist'. I didn't really know what to say. Don't be too authentic because then you're going to die.