Baker's Dozen

Artists discuss the 13 records that shaped their lives

So I used to go to these rock and ska nights in Brighton in my teens and I loved Queens Of The Stone Age. Something that is slightly depressing about music in general to me is that I used to love watching MTV2 and I used to discover lots of good new music through that and we don’t have that anymore, do we? I didn’t used to listen to the radio back then but I think I heard a few tracks off Songs For The Deaf on MTV2 and then I looked into them, because that’s what you used to do. I went to a record shop and I asked about them and then I got Rated R. They called it stoner rock or desert rock, because of that idea that it was recorded in the desert on a load of drugs, you know. It wasn’t just rock though, it was more of a thing where everyone would pitch in kind of thing. It was band of high drama, in a lot of ways like Fleetwood Mac, because they all pitched in too. And there are some really big tracks that still stay with me now. But sometimes I’ll listen to it and Mike will be all, ‘I don’t like this’. I don’t like guitar music. But there’s something within it that really moves me, still.

Selected in other Baker’s Dozens: Duff McKagan
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