Baker's Dozen

Artists discuss the 13 records that shaped their lives

Bakers Dozen: Liam Gallagher and Andy Bell’s 13 Favourite Albums

Speaking on behalf of Beady Eye, Messrs Liam Gallagher and Andy Bell tell us their favourite records

The more cynical Quietus reader would probably expect the members of Beady Eye – essentially Oasis without the scowling eyebrows and dictatorial plankspanking of Noel Gallagher – and frontman Liam Gallagher in particular to simply list all 13 of The Beatles’ for their Bakers Dozen choices, but not so. Indeed, while their list errs towards the tail of the 1960s, punk and the dawn of Britpop, the absence of any albums by the Fab Four in their group incarnation is telling, as is the presence of the single Beatles member who does make the final cut.

Running through the list with The Quietus, Gallagher and guitarist Andy Bell are at pains to point out that the compiled list is a group effort and not the choices of a single member. “Beady Eye is a democracy and we all bring in ideas and we all bring in songs and of course we have complete freedom,” explains Bell. “That’s the thing that has to be mentioned in comparison to Oasis. That doesn’t mean that we didn’t have freedom in Oasis because we did. The dynamic in Beady Eye is really healthy.”

Click the image below, then, to find out what made the grade for Beady Eye…

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