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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


Fela Kuti - Perambulator
I first read about this album in an edition of Soul Underground magazine in 1988, and spent the next 20 years looking for a copy. A proper rough-arsed recording, the title track is fast, heavy and rude, and the B-side is a later version of his classic Koola Lobitos tune 'My Lady Frustration'. Not the best or most accessible Fela album, but one that is close to my heart.