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Bakers Dozen: Alex Paterson Of The Orb Chooses His Favourite 13 Albums
The Quietus , November 4th, 2010 06:48

Dr Alex Paterson of The Orb has fine taste in music indeed. Here he talks us through his favourite 13 albums...


Jack Ruby – Hi-Fi (Crucial, 1981)

He is the man who assassinated Lee Harvey Oswald, who in turn assonated US president John Fitzgerald Kennedy. [In this instance, he's actually the Jamaican producer linked to the Ocho Rios - Sound of Saint Anns and his work with Burning Spear around the start of their Island career, Justin Hinds of the Dominoes, as well as The Gaylads, Big Youth, King Tubby and Errol Thompson.] It was recorded by Clappers, there is a stunning 12 minute version of ‘Better Must Come’ that describes life in the inner city ghettos of yesteryear. It’s a song of hope, of freedom. The ideal place to hear this album is any tower block overlooking South London in the spring time before the soft rains.