Chosen by: James Murphey
Their self-titled album was one of the very first records I considered all mine, rather than any of my older siblings’. It came out in 1983 and still sounds great. The band were these nerds who were punk, or violent toughs who were femmes, or aggressive musicians playing acoustics – it sounded so complicated and it blew open my ideas about maleness in rock. It was wussy and tough at the same time!