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Baker's Dozen

The Death Of Dissent: Richard H Kirk's Baker's Dozen
Kiran Acharya , December 5th, 2016 10:43

With the release of the Richard H Kirk and Sandoz box sets, the Cabaret Voltaire lynchpin takes us through thirteen of his favourite and most enduring albums


Neu! – Neu! '75
Obviously I was very familiar with the first two Neu! albums then this one just appeared and it was almost as if they'd refined what they were doing a little bit. On the first two Neu! albums they were just putting the same track on at a different speed because they didn't have enough material, but with Neu! '75 it's almost as if they've invented punk. If you listen to 'After Eight' or 'Hero' they're very punky-sounding and this is 1975. Then you've got things like 'E-Musik', which is almost typical Krautrock with the percussive thing going on there. I didn't even know this was coming out. I spotted it in a record shop, took it home and played it and 40 years later I'm still playing it. It was an important record.