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Baker's Dozen

As Simple As Fun: Beth Ditto's Baker's Dozen
Louise Brown , June 14th, 2017 07:20

As she releases new solo album Fake Sugar, Beth Ditto swears & enthuses about 13 favourite records to Louise Brown, taking in the filth of Lil' Kim to David Bowie and the queer punk of Buzzcocks via Missy Elliott and Lauryn Hill


David Bowie – Hunky Dory
I think that's why I chose Hunky Dory. And you know why? I don't think there were that many hits on it that were the same. Well there were hits, but it wasn't Ziggy Stardust and well, you know that song, 'Kooks'? It might be because of that song. It's one of the sweetest songs I've heard and I don't understand why more people don't sing it. It's so beautiful. It's a really calm, sweet side of him. I love him so much. I feel strong feelings about him. Also I think some of it is really badass. My friend and I were talking about our favourite Bowie records once, and he said Hunky Dory and so I went back and listened to it and I was like, “Oh my god, he's so right”. It's so soft and it's so gentle and singer-songwritery and I like that about it, as it's more about his skill, than about the image. Man, 2016 was a bitch.