We asked the guys to pick three records that set them on their musical journey.
Felix : Led Zeppelin – II
To me it sounded like he wasn’t following any particular set of rules or structure. It was all over the place and something I had never heard before. After listening to that record I stopped playing guitar and got myself my first drum kit (which broke and collapsed about two weeks later). To this day I still think that Bonham’s drumming somehow influences me. His style was giving the finger to all the conventional drummers that were out there at the time. It ties in with Led Zeppelin’s overall ethos of doing things their way, regardless of the consequences.
Jonty : New Order – Get Ready
Philipp : Unknown Pleasures or Closer – Joy Division
I am not a fan of crazy, slappy, wanky basslines. I think the best lines are the ones that struck a certain and mood in the listener but still leaves room for imagination and Peter Hook was the first bassist I found or listened to, who achieved this for me.