Marc Riley lets us take a look through his record collection
Turned on by Genesis, Beefheart, Zappa and Can, the former member of The Fall and The Creepers continues to smuggle prog into his nightly radio show on BBC 6 Music
At 13, I was mad on Bowie and Lou Reed. Then I watched the famous footage of Genesis doing I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) on The Old Grey Whistle Test one night, probably in 1974. I didn’t know anything about them but it was quite theatrical, like Bowie, and that’s what drew me in. I went out and bought Selling England By The Pound and that led me to Foxtrot, which had the 23-minute Supper’s Ready, and I ended up knowing every single note and lyric. And then, of course, The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, which was edgier and punkier than the previous Genesis stuff.