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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...


PiL – Metal Box (Virgin, 1979)

My metal box is very rusty and I have lost the photocopied sheet inside, the disks are fine I look after my records.

People I knew who had metal boxes turned them into stash boxes. 'Radio 4' was the most played track on the album and when the CD version arrived it opened up that track again sonically. I didn’t watch the recent gigs because it wasn’t the original line up. I love Jah Wobble.

Growing up punk and reggae were two musical genres that stood side by side against the oppressive capitalist regime of the Thatcher government. You only have to listen to ‘Punky Reggae Party’ by Bob Marley and the Wailers to understand there was a common bond between the genres. Leggo dub from Kingston Jamaica was an influence on The Orb track 'Tower Of Dub' but it should be noted that Jah Wobble played bass on 'Blue Room', another track on UFOrb.