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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


Paul Simon – Graceland
I could be obscure about my last record, but that's not very honest. I'm not that cool. This is poetry again. I think I just like the sounds on Graceland. I enjoy music on different levels all the time. I think, because I play music, or because I'm a singer, I enjoy singers, or because I write songs, I like songwriters. Or because I get to be a part of production I like the production but some things I just connect to on a sonic level. But it's all the same really, it all comes and does the same thing and makes you the artist that you are. And honestly, I also chose this because of 'Graceland' the song, because it talks about Graceland, and it came along at a time when I really needed to hear that song. Just the song itself.   I feel really, especially in the past two years, really connected to that album. I'm borderline obsessed with it. You know it's my dream to remake that fucking video for 'You Can Call Me Al' and I've had the worst time finding someone to do it with me. I want it to be Gwendoline Christie from Game Of Thrones. How amazing would that be?