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Baker's Dozen

Baker's Dozen: UNKLE'S James Lavelle On His 13 Favourite Records
Lev Harris , April 20th, 2011 04:56

UNKLE’s James Lavelle steps up to the Baker’s Dozen plate to illuminate us on the records that have shaped him and his band’s sound.


N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton
This was the punk hip hop record of its generation: it changed everything about the way you looked at hip hop. It was anarchy, and the impact it’s had on hip hop in general - the way that rap as a language changed - was unbelievable. It’s a very historically important record in the same way that Never Mind the Bollocks was for what it did for youth culture, the attitude, the image, the production, everything. I first heard it on a bootleg tape and it was one of those records that spread like wildfire.