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Baker's Dozen

Tales From The Barrelhouse: A James Yorkston Baker's Dozen
The Quietus , August 21st, 2014 12:18

With his new album The Cellardyke Recording And Wassailing Society, featuring contributions from Alexis Taylor, KT Tunstall, The Pictish Trail and more, out this week, the Fife singer-songwriter writes us a special Baker's, cherry-picking favourite tracks from his old Edinburgh club night


Link Wray – 'Fire And Brimstone'
This is, of course, one of the best pop recordings ever made. On a three-track, by all accounts. Link Wray isn't really known for this type of material - his legacy more seems to be 'Rumble' and such - but this ...Three Track Shack album is braw as a craw. There's so much energy in this song and it's so random and alive, veering in and out of time, crazy, vivid mixing… it's the opposite of the X Factor stuff they play in the Co-op the whole time. Tell you what – they should play this in the Co-op – it'd get the grannies dancing. Sell a few more peas.