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Baker's Dozen

"My Dad Wrote That Better": Andrew Falkous' Baker's Dozen
JR Moores , April 11th, 2018 08:11

Ahead of this month's WRONG Festival, the man behind Mclusky, Future Of The Left and Christian Fitness speaks to JR Moores about the 13 records that inspire him (with only the occasional Lammo and ciabatta-themed digression)

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Danger Doom - The Mouse And The Mask

I resisted having an iPod for years and when I finally got one my brother said he'd stick some records on for me. Seven of them were Slayer albums, one of which was appreciated. I need recent Slayer records as much as I need shin splints. Another was the Danger Doom record and I hadn't listened to hip-hop for quite a few years for lots of reasons. Most of it was really fucking boring to me. A lot of the videos made Whitesnake look sexually forward-thinking in terms of gender roles. But there was something about The Mouse And The Mask which was playful, clever, fun and fantastic.

I struggle a bit more with the MF Doom stuff. It's got its highs but it seems at times that his mission on Earth is to be as much of a contrary arsehole as possible. I have next to no interest in Adult Swim cartoons and things like that so it wasn't necessarily the subject matter. For the most part I didn't know what the fuck he was on about. But there's something about that record which meant I couldn't stop listening to it. It's not too long either so you've got time for a bath afterwards.


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