Baker's Dozen

Artists discuss the 13 records that shaped their lives

1. Spacemen 3Sound Of Confusion

I discovered Spacemen 3 as they were playing around London a lot when I was 18 or 19. It was a really good time to be that age, in the early 90s, as it felt like the most amazing bands were all playing noisy stuff.

I didn’t really understand them at first, but the guys that I was hanging around with and wanted to be around, other musicians, would be going to their shows. It was so loud it was impossible not to be excited about it and I was quickly converted.

I was living in South West London at the time, and got to go see them do their Dream Weapon performance in Brentford. That was such an amazing experience. These were the first times that I went to small gigs, to see Spacemen 3 and Loop and it was such a full on assault.

Sound Of Confusion I chose as it has ‘Losing Touch With My Mind’ as the lead track, it’s repetitive and super fuzzy and just great. It was new to me at the time, having grown up surrounded by prog rock and metal, and it just showed me that fewer notes could be more powerful. I wasn’t quite ready for it, but I loved it, I’d gone straight from Genesis and Marillion into Spacemen 3 and My Bloody Valentine.

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