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Baker's Dozen

Survival Songs: John Grant's Baker's Dozen
Barnaby Smith , September 8th, 2021 09:05

John Grant takes tQ through the 13 albums that have defined his life and guided him through tough times, from the beauty of Fad Gadget to the joy of Bernard Fevre, via Ennio Morricone, Kate Bush and more


Ennio Morricone – Il Gatto A Nove Code

When I was making Love is Magic I couldn’t stop listening to this, and I haven’t been able to stop since. I was just holding it in my sweaty little paws this morning in the living room, looking at it lovingly. It’s this weird, suspenseful horror jazz – what’s not to love? It has these weird, creepy basslines, meandering like a cat down an alley. It’s so moody, dark and brooding, I can’t get enough of it. I actually haven’t seen the film. I plan to, but I kind of like the album as a soundtrack to my life. I feel like the movie will be disappointing because the backdrop that I provide to that music, everyday life, I find to be much more horrifying.