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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


Lee Scratch Perry - Arkology
He's just hugely influential, and he's such a weirdo. What a genius! What's so cool about Lee Perry is - once again - he's a pioneer. The way that he used technology to create a genre, to create the dub sound, the echo – that influenced the whole world! A lot of punk bands (and I know I'm being like 'punk punk punk'), like the Clash and others, they liked what Lee Perry was doing because it sounded so raw. He just really shaped Jamaican music, he tapped into what they had going and really shaped it and named it and claimed it. He's just such a brilliant and strange brain. A genius.