Duff & Isobel Pick The Gutter Twins
The Independent asked a few dozen artists to name their favorite records of 2008. Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver) and Isobell Campbell chose The Gutter Twins.
Duff McKagan – Velvet Revolver
The moment I heard Saturnalia by The Gutter Twins I knew it was a classic. Master songwriters Mark Lanegan and Greg Dulli have been moulding their band for a few years now and have at last produced something as cool as one might hope for. I got to see them live this past September at a festival in Spain and it was nothing short of a religious experience. There have been bigger hard-rock releases in 2008, but for sheer substance you can’t fault The Gutter Twins.
I’m biased, but I love what The Gutter Twins do together. My favourite Saturnalia track is “Bete Noire” – it’s groovy and dark, with Mark Lanegan singing “a long dead animal is on your trail”.