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Baker's Dozen

Speaking Rhythms: Valentina Magaletti’s Baker’s Dozen
Jennifer Lucy Allan , March 31st, 2021 09:57

Prolific drummer and collaborator Valentina Magaletti marks the release of Tomaga's finest album by telling Jennifer Lucy Allan about her favourite 13 albums, from The Cure to Miles Davis, Art Blakey, and Can to Deerhoof, This Heat and the Art Ensemble Of Chicago. Photo by Adele di Nunzio


Fugazi – Instrument Soundtrack
This is a band I always admired and loved, and I caught them in Stockholm – maybe in 2000. I love the drumming of Brendan Canty – the energy and the tunes, the taste. The sound, the pattern, the style was coming from the DC hardcore scene with Discord and stuff, but I found them really delicate, really feminine in a way. I never found Fugazi that macho, even if they had that sort of attitude and energy. 

Can you tell me about that show?

I flew to Stockholm to see them – I still have some beautiful pictures I took at the gig – but mostly all I remember is that someone landed on me. This guy just jumped on stage then jumped straight back and landed on me – there was ten minutes where Ian MacKaye stopped the show and was like ‘Who's that cunt!? We do not do that shit here!’ I was in the front row.