Derek E. Smith of Click Click

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The music of our Derek’s Click Click was inducted into the British Library Sound Archive for all researchers and academics to have free access too. Derek, along with his brother Adrian, started Click Click in the early 1980’s. The BLSA will now catalogue, archive & preserve the music as part of the nation’s audio & cultural heritage. 

Derek is the drummer of the pioneering electro-industrial group and beloved member of the Clocktower Crew. We asked him to share with us his favourite music:

1. Burial – Rival Dealer (2013 / Hyperdub).

Probably Derek’s most relevant and favourite current day listen. “I have to listen to it everyday!”. 

2. Jimi Hendrix – Electric Ladyland (1968 / Reprise).

3. Pink Floyd – Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967 / EMI Columbia).

Derek was 14 when he first heard these two classic albums, from there everything changed. According to Derek, he favoured listening to soul records before his mates introduced him to psychedelic rock.

4. CAN – Tago Mago (1971 / United Artists).

Later on CAN had a huge influence on Derek’s reception of music. This LP chosen specifically for Jaki Liebezeit’s drumming. 

5. Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band – Mirror Man (1971 / Buddha Records). 

Another chosen for it’s drumming – John French also influenced Derek’s percussion style in Click Click. 

Other influences and mentions Derek wanted to add:

Electric Storm – White Noise (1969),

Faust (we found some in the racks!),

Hawkwind, and early Frank Zappa. 

 

Listen to Click Click here: https://click-click.bandcamp.com/ 

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Derek E. Smith Click Click Electro Industrial
Derek E. Smith Click Click Electro Industrial
Derek E. Smith Click Click Electro Industrial
Derek E. Smith Click Click Electro Industrial
Derek E. Smith Click Click Electro Industrial

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