Baker's Dozen

Artists discuss the 13 records that shaped their lives

5. The DoorsThe Doors

I was about 14, 15 when I first heard this. There was a period just before punk when I was at grammar school. Grammar school being grammar school they tended to like these white rock bands. That was where I got introduced to bands like Yes, Zeppelin, Tangerine Dream, that I also liked. For me, they are my favourite American rock band. Their synergy, the way they play together, and again the engineering of that album, I don’t think was ever surpassed. It’s got everything. I suppose the Beach Boys might be contenders, but the Doors are my favourites.

Selected in other Baker’s Dozens: Cosey Fanni Tutti, Laibach, Emilíana Torrini, Robyn Hitchcock
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