Baker's Dozen

Artists discuss the 13 records that shaped their lives

12. Sick ThingsDark

I bought this on cassette from a record store counter from [Sick Things member and then guitarist with The Dirty Three] Mick Turner before I knew him. I knew his playing from Fungus Brains. I’d heard about this band, Sick Things, but I never got to see them play because they broke up on the day I went to see them and they didn’t turn up. When I went down and bought the cassette, I found out later that he just put them there. They were about $5 and he’d made the cover and it’s a really great record. And that’s when I first heard Dugald Mckenzie and then I eventually managed to form Venom P. Stinger with them. Mick and I became friends over Laughing Clowns. I went over to his house to hear the record and I went over there to tape it. That was the first time we hung out.

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