Will Oldham reveals eight of the records that have soundtracked his life in the new issue of Uncut, dated December 2014 and out now.

Will Oldham reveals eight of the records that have soundtracked his life in the new issue of Uncut, dated December 2014 and out now.

The singer-songwriter, also known as Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, picks songs and albums by artists including The Fall, Don Williams and The Cranberries.

“In ’96, I went to a disco in Guadalajara, where they played The Cranberries’ ‘Zombie’,” says Oldham. “Seeing these Mexican youths dancing to an Irish, quasi-political folk-rock song… I liked it! I bought the album and listened to it for a year!

“[Singer] Dolores O’Riordan had a sense of self-importance that the producer, Stephen Street, was able to use to strong effect, a beautiful combination of naïvety and overconfidence. It helped me understand what a producer’s role could be.”

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