Baker's Dozen

Artists discuss the 13 records that shaped their lives

13. Butthole SurfersPsychic… Powerless… Another Man’s Sac

They were doing something that was different when they emerged, which I really appreciated. I hadn’t heard anything quite like that before, which was attractive to me. I saw them a bunch of times about the time of this release, and before that, and now we’re playing with Jeff [Pinkus] which is unbelievable, actually. It’s strange how the world works! I think this is another tremendous record. Again, quite underrated and one of the best records that’s ever come out. Ever.

You’ve mentioned before that seeing them live helped you appreciate them more…

Seeing them live made a huge difference in me appreciating them in general. But I thought their records were great regardless. I would’ve liked them anyway, just for the records. ‘Cherub’, ‘Negro Observer’ – that’s such a good one – ‘Mexican Caravan’. Those three from that album were the best probably. ‘Lady Sniff’, that was really good too.


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