Can Week – Day 3: Alan Warner on Record Collecting in the Scottish Highlands

To celebrate the upcoming release of our 101st 33 1/3 on Tago Mago by Alan Warner, we bring you the third installment of Can week – – an excerpt from the book about Warner’s young adulthood in the Scottish highlands.  I first came across Alan Warner’s writing in a short novel called Morvern Callar. Its protagonist is a Scottish woman who experiences something so traumatic that she becomes like a ghost, moving through her shitty existence just trying to survive. Meanwhile, Alan tells us exactly what she’s listening to. She’s always got a tape in…