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The album that changed their lives. Several British rock stars talked about the album that changed their lives...
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The album that changed their lives.

BRADLEY WIGGINS OASIS DEFINITELY MAYBE 

"It sounds cheesy now but the album that changed my life was Definitely Maybe by Oasis. I was 14 and that song Rock n Roll star, with the lyrics, "I live my life in the city, there's no easy way out". I grew up in London and that's how it felt. It means a lot to me."

NICKY WIRE MANICS THE SMITHS HATFUL OF HOLLOW

"Hatful of Hollow is stuck with me to this day. I can put it on and I remember everything about it, the artwork, the shortness of William, It was really nothing, These things take time, Still Ill...It's all the best versions of their tracks, I think."

PAUL WELLER SGT PEPPERS

"I was 10 when I heard it. I thought, "Wow, fucking hell!" I could hear the musical invention."

JOHNNY MARR T REX THE SLIDER

"When it came out T Rex were already my band, so when you're in love with a bandand they then have their imperial moment, it's the greatest thing, Metal Guru was on it- which everyone knows was a life changer for me( The Smiths' Panic was homage to the song).

NOEL GALLAGHER SEX PISTOLS – NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS (1977)

“Well, it changed everybody’s life.When I see these Top 100 LPs lists I think it really should be Number 1 for many, many reasons. The main one being that if that album and that band hadn’t happened you wouldn’t be doing what you’re doing now.I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing. The person that signed me wouldn’t be doing what he was doing and your editor, he wouldn’t be doing what he’s doing now. They gave a shot in the arm to the youth. “And on top that, if you listen to it now it sounds like it was recorded tomorrow. It brings back excellent memories for me of learning to swear! [Laughs] I remember I had to buy it on tape to hide it from my mum because of all the swearing. Their social impact and all that, I was a bit too young to be honest, but what a fucking great band! “That Definitely Maybe is even mentioned in the same bracket as Never Mind The Bollocks is staggeringly flattering. If you’re looking at a young person’s life, both records are equidistant. Never Mind The Bollocks is the angst of the ’70s and Definitely Maybe is the joy of being on the dole in the ’90s. They both fall from the same tree, for sure.”

TIM BURGESS NEW ORDER POWER CORRUPTION AND LIES 

"I was 15. I'd left school and it was summertime. Blue Monday was out in the charts and Power, Corruption and Lies was the album that came with that song - it wasn't on the LP but it came at the same time as the album. The record never left my turntable. There was just so much mistery about it. It didn't have the titles on the cover and it was just a really interesting record."

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