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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


Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats
I remember very clearly being at the flea market in Berlin, and our record dealer had a carry case record collection selling mostly singles. I remember buying Throbbing Gristle and The Normal actually, both singles. And I thought, 'oh wow, this is cool, this is the way music should be!' I was vastly bored with punk rock’s development, with the Sex Pistols blaming EMI for everything - I thought, "you're signed to a fucking major, what do you expect?" That was not really going anywhere. So Throbbing Gristle was a really important influence in the 80s for me. I went to see a lot of concerts. I had to pick just one album, so perhaps the best one, and the easiest to digest too, is 20 Jazz Funk Greats