Baker's Dozen

Artists discuss the 13 records that shaped their lives

10. Primal Scream – Screamadelica

LG: That’s the best fucking dance crossover album ever made. This’ll take some beating, you know what I mean?

AB: How can you beat something that came together so randomly? I was signed to Creation when that was being made and Alan McGee was coming to see Ride and then he’d be going off to see the Scream the next day, and then he’d come back raving about the mix of ‘Loaded’. For me, it was like pulling teeth because it was like painstakingly turning rock & roll into Sly And The Family Stone. It wasn’t easy but it was like mental magic. We loved it but it wasn’t something that we wanted to do ourselves. It was something that was going on on that side of the room, you know?

LG: It’s a very sexy album, and I heard some the other day while walking around Harrods buying some shoes with the missus, and it’s dead good, man.

AB: Primal Scream are probably my oldest friends in the music world. They were the first people I met in London when Ride got signed and I met Bobby Gillespie and Andrew Innes and they never let me down in terms of being good guys.

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