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Baker's Dozen

My Pioneers: Santigold's Favourite Albums
Tara Joshi , October 10th, 2018 07:44

In this week's Baker's Dozen, Santigold takes Tara Joshi through 13 favourite albums from Salt-N-Pepa to the Cocteau Twins, Fela Kuti, Nina Simone and Bad Brains, and points out that while Morrissey might have gone wrong, you can't take away what his songs once gave her


Talking Heads - Speaking In Tongues
I also got this through Columbia House. David Byrne is one of my all-time favourites-  the art of his stage-show and his holistic vision. I think that musically we tap into a lot of the same themes. He's been a really big supporter, too – one time I was performing a small warm-up show, it must have been for Master Of My Make-Believe because I remember Karen O was onstage with me. And I didn't know that he came to the show, until I got an email and it said, "That was one of the best shows I've ever seen - David". And I just thought, 'Oh cool, David who?', until I saw the email signature...just David Byrne! It was a life goal, and since then I've done a collaboration with him, I played a tribute concert for him at Carnegie Hall. 'This Must Be The Place' is one of my favourite favourites. It's a love song, but there's not one trite lyric – and do you know how hard it is to write a love song that's not trite? It's so personal and beautiful and original.