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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


The B-52s - The B-52s
The girls are the thing I love the most about the B-52s. Like 'Rock Lobster' and whatever, it's great but you can't listen to that much of it at a time. I probably heard 'Rock Lobster' first, or saw them and thought they looked fun, and then looked them up. But I do love the girls – I love the style of singing where it's like, I just throw it out there, it's like chatty, like talk-singing. It's got a little punk rock in it, and the melodies are fucking sick. I also love the group voice, it's something I do too: layering different takes of my voice and stack them. I also love unexpected melody, and if you listen to the song '52 Girls' you'll hear what I'm talking about.