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Baker's Dozen

Let It Happen: Paddy Shine's Baker's Dozen
Harry Sword , April 27th, 2022 10:30

Paddy Shine is one of the most relentless instigators in the underground, both as part of Gnod and in myriad other projects. Ahead of the release of the debut album by his weird folk group Moundabout alongside Phil Masterson on Rocket this summer, he guides Harry Sword through 13 vital slabs


HT SPLIFF - Out Of The Earth’s Womb

This record is really special because reggae music and sound system culture in the UK was a massive deal for me, going to dances at the old Band On The Wall club in Manchester before it got moved; going to Moss Side dances and having my mind blown out. It’s a really physical and healing experience - one that led me down the road of becoming a massive reggae collector. Me and a mate had a little thing going, we used to go and play our reggae records at bars around Manchester and warm up for a few people, a few of the sound systems at Band On The Wall. It got to a point where I had so many reggae records that I thought ‘I cannot sustain this. I’m going to be living in poverty for the rest of my life if I carry on buying reggae’ but my mate found two copies of this record for 50p each. When we first listened to it together, I thought ‘this is one of the best UK reggae records I’ve ever heard. Amazing tunes, amazing production, the percussion had a different edge to it; it was the kind of stuff that you could imagine Jah Shaka would have loved to play. And for me - even though there was so many amazing reggae records I wanted to include - this is a record that people should be able to hear but unfortunately it costs about £80 second hand. Somebody needs to repress it!