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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


Cabaret Voltaire - Micro-Phonies
I stumbled upon Cabaret Voltaire as I was an Altern-8 fan, and the Cabs' Western Re-Works 92 album featured a pair of Altern-8 remixes. These remixes were far from Altern-8's best work, but at least I listened to the rest of the CD and a lifelong love of Cabaret Voltaire began. They are a band that went through so many sounds and styles, but the Micro-Phonies and Crackdown era is my favourite. Stephen Mallinder is a hero to me, and years ago I stupidly contacted him about doing vocals on a track of mine, which musically I was completely unready for at the time. The vocal idea never happened, but we did meet for a few pints in a pub in Angel. For him to take time out from his life to spend two hours with a dribbling fan boy like me meant everything.