Baker's Dozen

Artists discuss the 13 records that shaped their lives

7. Grace JonesNightclubbing

Listening to music was always communal for me. Whether it was listening to music with girlfriends, listening with the guy that lives up the stair or listening to stuff with the band when we were travelling – it was always with somebody. I remember that on one of our earlier ventures through the States, Nightclubbing was a big one. Alex Sadkin produced it and it was all that Compass Point [studio] stuff that turned up around the same time on other records, like Joe Cocker’s Sheffield Steel. We just loved the sounds and that’s saying something, because I should say that we didn’t always agree about what should be on our playlist. Of all the places to see Grace Jones in a club, it had to be San Francisco and we were there and it was mayhem. It was when she was doing the whole King Kong suit and all that. What an image!

Selected in other Baker’s Dozens: Dave Okumu, Irmin Schmidt,
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