Will Sergeant is one of the great guitar players.
His work with Echo And The Bunnymen helped to make the group stand out for decades- stark and tripped out, his guitar playing is incredibly distinctive and totally original. He is also brilliant DJ, with his his psych set being the best you will ever hear.
We asked him for his top 10 favourite albums, a cruel question for a music freak. Before giving us his answers and his comments about each album he told us…
‘I could have gone on forever and they could all be different tomorrow.
This is just in an order, but it could be in any order. Loads of other albums reluctantly left off…’
1. Marquee Moon: Television.
This Album really did change my life, the guitar work taught me that between metal string fingertip and mind there is a mystic process that can imbue real feeling and emotion into the ephemeral world of a guitar sound. The solos build with an intensity that is difficult to describe. At a time when it was extremely un-hip to have long guitar solos featured on so called punk albums Television seem to be able to transcend the whims of the fashionable and turn your heart to mush and make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck.
For number 2 in Will’s top 10 albums please go here