Baker's Dozen

Artists discuss the 13 records that shaped their lives

Aftermath is one of my favourite Stones albums because it’s the first record Mick and Keith wrote all the songs on, there were no covers. It was recorded at RCA studios in Los Angeles in-between dates of their American tours. It has great tracks like ‘Under My Thumb’, ‘I Am Waiting’, ‘Stupid Girl’, ‘Lady Jane’ and ‘Goin’ Home’. It has incredible sounds like a distorted bass, which is almost like a pre-Public Image, post-punk bass sound. Also, Brian Jones plays the marimba, harpsichord, sitar and loads of other different instruments. It’s a very interesting album and one of my favourites. It sounds more like an American record than an English one. It sounds like the Stones have finally found their voice. A beautiful record with a cool cover as well.

Selected in other Baker’s Dozens: Michael Rother
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