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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


The Slits – Cut
Look, X-Ray Spex is amazing, I could talk about them all day, but I put The Slits, because sonically nothing sounds like them and nothing will ever sound like them again. Their harmonies, the drums, Budgie, Palmolive, oh god, where do you start with The Slits? I mean their name is The Slits. To be 14-years-old in that scene, just to create what they made? If you look at The Sex Pistols at that time, they were a prefabricated band, but not The Slits. The lyrics are so good. They're another one of those bands where it's on every level. Every single layer is so creative and interesting and incredible. It's really multi-faceted. From their personalities, to their feminism, to the politics, which were wishy-washy in this crazy way, but sonically, nothing sounds like that. It was primitive. It was really provocative, it really provoked society and it was so cool. You can't compare anything to The Slits.