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Baker's Dozen

I Blame The Music: Lias Saoudi’s Baker’s Dozen
The Quietus , February 16th, 2022 10:30

Lead singer of Fat White Family, Lias Saoudi, self-pens a Baker’s Dozen of thirteen musical choices that map his early life to the present day, from Ireland to Scotland, Cambodia to Algeria, via dark country and the howling void. With thanks to Adelle Stripe


The Beatles – ‘Two Of Us’ from Let It Be

Of course, it’s the recent documentary that led to the inclusion of this tune. Up until watching that film I’d always fancied myself more of a John type, but then came that scene where only Ringo bothers showing up to rehearsal and Macca nearly starts crying, and I knew in a heartbeat the dreadful truth, I am a Paul person. It seems fairly explicit that no one really gives a fuck anymore, John barely speaks for the first hour, George is done playing the third wheel and Ringo is, well, only the drummer, yet onwards Paul ploughs. He just wants the lads to ‘rock it one more time’. Bless. At one point he bemoans the lack of order, of structure, what we need is a schedule, he claims. When John does finally open his mouth, a quarter of the way into episode two, he’s speaking in tongues. A tragi-comic disparity in the extreme. Every band, great or miniscule, needs someone pathologically uptight at its core.