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Never Mind The Bootlegs: Aaron Dilloway's Favourite Music
Jennifer Lucy Allan , July 14th, 2021 10:25

Aaron Dilloway picks thirteen 7"s, LPs, bootleg VHS and cassettes for his Baker’s Dozen, which veers from field recordings of bigfoot to experimental classical music from the early 20th century

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Pink Floyd - Live At Pompeii VHS/Bootleg LP

Pink Floyd is something I've loved since I was a kid – I still love them, but that Live At Pompeii video came before I really found out about Couch and Caroliner. It was the closest thing I had found to the Butthole Surfers records, especially the 'Saucer Full of Secrets' performance. I think it influenced me a lot, especially later when I was in Wolf Eyes, building these big crescendos.

I don't think I'd ever considered Pink Floyd as an influence on Wolf Eyes…

Seeing it as a kid, it really opened up my idea of what you can do – David Gilmore sitting on the ground, on literal dirt, just making weird sounds with his guitar. Roger Waters sets down his bass and he's just playing a gong for 10 minutes.

How did how did you come across that as a kid?

That was just at the video store, and we'd got MTV the year it came out. 'Another Brick in the Wall' was really big. I remember driving with my brother and 'Money' came on the radio, and it was the first time I'd ever heard stereo – when the cash register at the beginning is going back and forth I asked my brother what was going on, and my brother said 'Isn't that cool!? It's stereo!'