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Baker's Dozen

A World Where Everything Is Cool: Joel Gion's Baker’s Dozen
Harry Sword , February 7th, 2024 10:41

From carrying a Marvin Gaye cassette in his pocket to reciting the entirety of Easy Rider, and the glory of Psychedelic Brazil to the real Beatles, Joel Gion of the Brian Jonestown Massacre talks to Harry Sword about the 13 records that mean the most to him.


Simon And Garfunkel – Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme

For me this is total transportation. I think that if we never heard from Paul Simon ever again after this record, we would look back on it as pure art. Unfortunately he’s muddied the water somewhat since, but this has got that real UK folk thing going, but – at the same time – its kinda stained glass windows completely transferred to bohemian New York. The vocal acrobatics; its incense and candles! They were flirting with the squareness, but they navigated it.