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Baker's Dozen

Getting Hypnotised: John Robb Finds The Funk In Unusual Places
Julian Marszalek , July 12th, 2017 08:35

How did it take us nearly a decade to ask Brother John Robb for his Baker's Dozen choices? The Membranes frontman sits down with Julian Marszalek to discuss 13 favourite records where over the years he's dug out the most funk


Isaac Hayes – Hot Buttered Soul
I love that you can slow things down and still get plenty of energy out of it. Music doesn't have to be bombastic all the time. But when you slow things down you get this whole, new elasticated tempo. It's so alien to the way you listen to music but Isaac Hayes is so good at it. It's fascinating.

And the idea behind this is such an ambitious concept. It sounds like a soundtrack. Lots of people do fake soundtracks now but then this was an incredible idea and it sounds like it's in Cinemascope. It swirls and it has a heavy mood to it.