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Baker's Dozen

Untidy Selections: Mr. Scruff's Favourite Albums
The Quietus , May 8th, 2014 06:49

Ahead of his new album, Friendly Bacteria, out on Ninja Tune this month, the tea-loving master of the marathon DJ set pens us his own Baker's Dozen, picking the top 13 records out of his crate


The Headhunters - Survival Of The Fittest
Another Out Of The Past gem from 1988 - I paid £8 for this slice of history. As with many funk albums, I went into the store to buy a drum break, and came out with so much more. A massively varied album from one of the funkiest bands in history. Fat funk, psych rock-outs and meditational mellow soundtrack-style tunes all sit happily together. Mike Clark's drums and Paul Jackson's bass lock together like glue, Bill Summers comes over like a more African Airto and Blackbyrd McKnight's guitar freak-outs take it somewhere else. Bennie Maupin's wind instruments add more spice - check out the interplay between the bass guitar and the bass clarinet on 'If You've Got It, You'll Get It'. Filthy!