Baker's Dozen

Artists discuss the 13 records that shaped their lives

2. LoopHeaven’s End

Loop were another band of that era that I was seeing at that same period in the early 90s. I used to catch them when they would play at venues like the Fulham Greyhound and other really small places like that.

Heaven’s End was completely different to what they were doing live at the time. The live sound was so powerful and so loud and in your face, but when you listen to Heaven’s End it sounds so distilled and almost thin, yet still retains that power.

Those records still sounds great even though they were recorded on a budget. Even though they weren’t perfect recordings the very loud guitars and small drumkits still sound amazing.

I was in a band at the time called the Loveblobs and we were lapping it all up as we found our sound, combined with the American grunge stuff that we were also listening to. We were I guess a bit closer to the twee end of My Bloody Valentine until we were exposed to things like Loop. It’s hard to communicate just how ferocious they were and how little effort it seemed that they made getting that level of ferociousness.

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