We asked guitarist Paul Kenney about the 3 albums that have influenced him the most becoming the musician he is today, which resulted in a very interesting and eclectic selection.
Adam and the Ants – Kings of the Wild Frontier
I still pick this up every time I find it on vinyl at boot sales, there is an American version with different track listing that I’m still hoping pops up cheap soon. I normally give people a copy when they come round to my house, they all tell me it’s rubbish. They are wrong.
Portishead – Dummy
This sounds like no one else. There’s influences from all over the place, it sounds like 60s Spy films but at the same time modern, even though it’s now quite old. In the early 90s a lot of 60s things were on the tv like The Prisoner, Pink Panther films, The Ipcress File. I loved these and this music seems to have fallen out of that world, but with a darker edge that seemed to just match exactly with where I was in 1994.
Goatsnake – Flower of Disease
I managed to see Goatsnake live at a tiny venue supporting Electric Wizard on a night that rained so heavily everywhere was flooded. An amazing gig to about 12 people that changed my life. This is doomy and slow, but has songs, big choruses, and fast bits. Now if I could just get that guitar sound!