For some of you, being 16 wasn’t that long ago but this weekend DiS turns 16, which has me thinking a lot about reaching that landmark age.
For me, the record that I was obsessed with back then that I still listen to a lot now is Around the Fur by Deftones. I got into it a little after it was out, and although it maybe doesn’t quite eclipse White Pony as my favourites Deftones album, there’s something about it that still feels fresh and enlivening every time I play it. It’s more than just nostalgia for lost youth, there’s something about the brutality of it and the feeling of dank walls and a alien or ancient kinda Prince-like sexual pleasure that gives this record an edge that few I’d heard before I was 16 or since manage to have.
Ahead of playing our 16th Birthday party next week, I asked Laura-Mary from Blood Red Shoes which record she loved when she was 16 that she still loves now and she went for Siamese Dream by Smashing Pumpkins (read the full interview here: http://drownedinsound.com/in_depth/4150444-blood-red-shoes-laura-mary-carter-discusses-her-new-solo-project )
What about you?