In an 80s documentary on the Fairlight, he said: "I'm certain the third world is going to have an increasing influence on our culture; and in music, a very vigorous hybrid will be produced, which is based on this non-european influence, and new technology, which is going to get cheap, and this facility will open up a new age of electronic skiffle."
Say what you will about the guy, but he was right. And watch the vid; "Shock the Monkey" hasn't dated well, but then was far from the best song on said album. "Lay Your Hands on Me" just kills.
For the fairlight doc: