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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


Keith Hudson – Pick A Dub
As far as I know it's one of the first deliberate dub albums. I heard it on John Peel in 1975 and just thought, "Fucking hell, what is this?" It sounded industrial in parts. This has always stuck with me perhaps because it was the first proper dub album that I actually bought. I should get a copy on CD because my vinyl copy is a little distressed. It was an eye-opener for what could be done with a recording studio. You've got the Mad Professor who describes dub as 'the shadow of the track'. People would rent a backing track and go into the studio and play around with it, mutate it. It was probably the Jamaicans getting used to multi-track technology, and really running with it, doing some cool and creative stuff.