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The Ideal Copies: Graham Lewis Of Wire's Favourite Albums
Luke Turner , April 15th, 2015 13:44

As Wire continue their five-night London residency as part of the tQ co-curated DRILL:LEXINGTON festival, their bassist and lyricist gives Luke Turner a tour of his top 13 records


King Tubby - I Am The King
Genius. Still as fresh. Tubby still has this purity, because it's all about the sound. He wasn't a singer. It was the sonic invention, because he was an electrician, wasn't he? He made things. He made things that 'badang' and 'zwoof'. It's always interesting if you play it to people who are not connoisseurs or obsessed with music, they're still completely freaked out when they discover this music that was made a long, long time ago. I don't think he wanted or needed to be at the front, he was very happy.