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Baker's Dozen

Stolen Pleasures: Simon Fisher Turner's Baker's Dozen
Luke Turner , May 25th, 2022 08:16

Simon Fisher Turner speaks to Luke Turner (no relation) about 13 records that accompanied his life and career of sonic explorations, from making soundtracks with Derek Jarman to jamming with Bowie and Iggy Pop


Various Artists – Performance OST

The Stones are on this of course. I've always been a big Keith Richards fan, the guitar, the drugs, the sex, the look. The look has always affected me, I remember seeing a photo of Led Zeppelin at Bath and they all wore those sports jackets, corduroy shirts and fishing hats, I thought that was great. Without being a copy I would get into the style. Performance is a beautiful music film, I saw it aged 17 on a late-night double bill with THX 1138 (the George Lucas film) at Screen On The Green and there were queues down Upper Street. It the perfect age to see it. I didn't understand either film but I adored them both and it was life-changing. It hadn't occurred to me to be a musician, that came later. Performance wasn't a cautionary tale for me no – I just wanted to get into a bath with anybody, it didn't matter, I just wanted to go there.