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Not-So-Bitter Music: Ali 'Perc' Wells On His Favourite 13 Albums
Tonka Tonka , May 10th, 2017 09:26

We've sent that young rascal Tonka to interview Ali Wells about the albums that made him Perc, from Huey Lewis & The News to Pete Swanson, Aphex, and how Iron Maiden made his kick drum mockery-proof


Huey Lewis & The News - Fore
This was the first album I ever wanted to own. I have no idea what attracted it to me initially. I've never liked 'The Power Of Love', so I think it was 'Stuck With You' that drew me in or maybe I just thought they all looked cool on the front cover. I was eleven when the album came out, and when I went back to the album recently I realised that most of it deals with quite middle-aged concepts. Long-lasting marriages, facing retirement and your kids moving out of home, so how that resonated with the eleven-year-old me is still a mystery. That said, I played it over and over again incessantly and loved it. Even now it still brings back very intense feelings and memories of being in my bedroom in the tiny Hertfordshire village of Westmill, continuously flipping the tape over to hear it again and again.