Baker's Dozen

Artists discuss the 13 records that shaped their lives


Dinosaur Jr. – You’re Living All Over Me

That’s a record I can just go back to. I can hum every guitar solo. Again, not great lyrics or anything, but when he gets into those guitar solos, you just sail away on them. They were my favourite band for four years, when I was at college. They’re my Grateful Dead. You’re sitting around, you’ve got time, you’re partying with your friends, you’re all on the couch, you’ve got your eyes closed and there’s these guitar solos that will lead you places. He had that lethargic delivery. I dunno… The unlikeliness. He did have long hair and all that, but he was sort of uncomfortable. I remember when we first got it: my friend and I were buying records and he said to the clerk: "Is this any good?" And the guy goes: "It will change your life." I was like, "Ooh hoo, we better get it, it’ll change our lives." And it may have.

Selected in other Baker’s Dozens: Lord Spikeheart, Tom Ravenscroft
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