Lost links & Re-ups

On any post, if the link is no longer good, leave a comment if you want the music re-uploaded. As long as I still have the file, or the record, cd, or cassette to re-rip, I will gladly accommodate in a timely manner all such requests.

Slinging tuneage like some fried or otherwise soused short-order cook

30 April 2015

The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth

Bad Brains – I & I Survived (Dub), Reggae Lounge OTCD905, 2002.
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Tracklist –
Jah Love
How Low Can a Punk Get
I & I Survive
Gene Machine
Ragga Dub
Gene Machine (remix)
I & I Survive (Shiner massive mix)

I & I survive,

29 April 2015

This Transmission is Coming to You...

from Approximately Halfway between the Moon & the Earth

Apollo (Live On Your TV) radio version
Apollo (Live On Your TV) Rotersand rework


26 April 2015

Now Wakes the Sea

Back in prehistoric times (it seems), when I was doing my musickal journey around this marble, I sailed at one point into the Enewetak Atoll. It is the second-westernmost atoll of the Ralik Chain of the Marshall Islands. I spoke of JG Ballard & The Terminal Beach on Eniwetok (referred to as "Eniwetok" until 1974, when the U.S. changed its official spelling to "Enewetak" along with many other Marshall Islands place names to more properly reflect their pronunciation by the Marshall Islanders). Between 1977 & 1980, a concrete dome was built on Runit Island to deposit radioactive soil & debris.

Now I present for your aural edification the soundtrack to the JG Ballard short story.

The release includes an 18 page A5 PDF booklet with detailed notes & photographs by Paul Wady (included here).

 Paul Wady – The Terminal Beach, Linear Obsessional Recordings, 2012.

Tracklist –
Arrival on Eniwetok
The Nuclear Bunker
Fission Alarms
The Blocks, Part One – Patter
The Blocks, Part Two – Rain Man
Homo Hydrogenesis
The Dark Undersea Organ (Alone at Last)
Soaring & Roaring
Goodbye Los Alamos
The Dead Japanese Man
Just Us & the Dead (Three at Once)
39 Seconds of Silence / Falling Burning Bombers / The End

This is the End,

Scotch Dub from Spider Man

Today "Cobra Rock" by The Revolutionaries grabbed my ears & made me realize I needed to post up some Lloyd 'Spider Man' Campbell Dub. Though not a true godhead, he is nonetheless a super Hero.

Lloyd moved from JA to England in the early 60s where he worked with Rico Rodriguez, Joe Mansano & the Rudies, Winston Groovy, & others. In 1972 he returned to Jamaica & began putting out a continuous string of reggae & dub hits. By 1975  he was working with a group of musicians that came to form the core of the group Skin Flesh & Bones

Skin Flesh & Bones was formed by bass player Lloyd Parks. The band featured many of the players who would go on to form The Revolutionaries.

The band was: Lloyd Parks – bass; with Sly Dunbar - drums before he started working with Robbie Shakespeare; Radcliffe 'Dougie' Bryan – guitar; & Ansel Collins - keyboards. Producer Lloyd Campbell worked primarily out of Randy's & North Parade at this time. Fighting Dub was released on the Love label, an English subsidiary of Jama Records.

Skin Flesh & Bones – Fighting Dub, Love LVO2, 1975.
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Side 1 –
Boxer Dub
Slavery Dub
Third Cut Dub
Jack Ruby Special
Scotch Dub

Side 2 –
In Tone Rock
Spider Man Web
Run Run Dub
Baby Face Dub
Harbour View Rock

As a bonus, I have added "Freedom" & "Dub Version" by rocksteady harmony trio The Inturns (another name for The Viceroys aka The Voiceroys – Wesley Tinglin, Lineal Williams, & Daniel Bernard), a Campbell collaboration with Lee 'Scratch' Perry, recorded at Black Ark in late 75.

The Inturns - Freedom b/w Dub Version, Dixiland, 1975.

Side  - Freedom

Side – Dub Version


25 April 2015

How Do I Decide?

Sometimes it goes kinda like this…

Yesterday I fell into a genre rabbit hole & for a while I was flashing on that one falling nightmare where I’m floundering arms & legs, posterior toward the…¿bottom?, accelerating at ever increasing speeds beyond maximum velocity (it is a dream).

I was contemplating (well, I had just smoked a fattie & my friend asked about) the depth of 21st Century Dub. I started investigating the French & Italian mid-aughts Dub scene, soon I was listening to electrodub & psydub & dubstep. From there I got sucked into some Burning Man civil war between junglists & the psytrance crowd. Next was all out bloodshed over the difference between dubstep (junglist candidate) & psydub (ditto…psytrancers). Now the most edge artists walk the fine line between the two.

Neither are really Dub, in my opinion. But during this crazy trip, I discovered Panda Dub. The Panda Dub project began in 2007 in Lyon, France. Though inspired by the French & UK dub scene, Panda Dub created his own style as a dub maker by combining reggae roots, UK stepper, & French electro dub into his music.

Panda Dub’s first release was Born 2 Dub in 2007. You can get more from ODGProd.  (check out Archives, it’s simply…Dub).

Tracklist –
Sans Titre
Jungle Call

But is it Dub???

What the FLAC?

After replying to a commenter about the whole FLAC versus MP3 thing, I thought…
I’d rip this bad boy to FLAC & give it a go. I love vinyl, but in the here & now, we’re all out in interweb cyberspace. Face it, spudboys & tomatoes. This is ALL digital, so we’re squabbling over ones & zeros here.

My take is, depending on myriad factors: from computer or mobile device to speakers, headphones, earbuds; geographical location to personal preference; from software to hardware to wetware, it’s all relative to the individual. To the majority who are just happy to be able to listen to perchance some unique musick, 320Kbps 44,100 to 48,000 is fine.

Definitely lossless is ideal...if it is recorded & handled properly from the analog to the digital (I live for the depth of the Analog Sound), but is it worth…the difference to me in storage between 227MB FLAC or 96MB MP3 is crucial if the majority are fine with 320 MP3.

That being said, here’s my first & perhaps only (those blue-finned fish are driving me crazy) venture into FLACland. Ripped from a nearly 40yr old slab of vinyl to 16bit 48,000 FLAC. It does sound great, but I can just listen to the record.

Here’s a concept, kiddies. I do this because this is what I want to do.

Recorded March - October 1976 at Ralph Lundsten's Andromeda Studio, Saltsjö-Boo, Sweden & at EMI Studios, Stockholm.

Ralph Lundsten’s Universe featuring the Andromeda All Stars – Universe,
Harvest 7C062-35340, 1977.
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Side A –
Universe Calling
The Space Sneaker
In the Shade of the Purple Moon
The Hot Andromedary
The Blue Planet
Harvest in Heaven
In the Erotosphere
The Celestial Pilgrim

Side B –
The Planet of Winds
Lunatic Safari
In the Cosmic Garden
Space Funeral
Cosmic Song

See you on the Dark Side,

22 April 2015

Dedicated to Masami Shinoda & Farley Fly

Usta do a ‘zine called EAT POOP! with a buncha fuckin’ punks in San JoHaze, Cali. Our mascot was the master POOP sniffer Farley the Fly. At some point Farley was M.I.A. & we feared the worst, but for years readers would send us pictures, possible Farley sightings, you know.

The other day I was looking through the vinyl & CDs at one of the more aromatic thrift stores that dot the area when I came across King Fly hisself, looking bad-ass & healthier than ever. Then I realized that he had ascended to the Motherhead & was living the high life in Zambodia. Way Kool!

Motherhead Bug – Zambodia, Pow Wow Records PWD7443, 1993.
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Tracklist –
My Sweet Milstar
Tiny Bones
Demon Erection
Bleating Heart Incident
The Saucer Carousel
Off with Their Little Heads!

Fly High, Never Die

The Conquering Lion

Terp Records AS11, 2006. 
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Tracklist –
Ethiopia Hagere
Sethed Seketelat
Eywat Setenafegagn
Che Bclew Shellela
Aynamaye Nesh
Aymotche Terabu / Shemonmwanaye
Musicawi Siltr
Almaz Yeharerwa
Tezalegn Yetentu
Aha Begena

K'wank'wa bəcha bäk'i aydäläm,

19 April 2015

Good Night

The Space Negros – Dig Archaeology 1980 – 1990, Arf! Arf! AA-035, 1992.
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Tracklist –
Nazz IV
I Wanna Be Your Dog (Stooges cover)
The Best Things in Life are Free
Little League
Go Dorothy Go (Do the Bible)
Heart Full of Soul
Batwa Pygmy Chorus
Crossfire / Tea for Two / Cha Cha Cha
I Don’t Care
'Go Commercial'
Happenings Ten Years Time Ago (Yardbirds revisited)
Back in the U.S.S.R. (Beatles cover)
Go to Hell
& Many, Many More
In-a-Gadda-da-Vida (Iron Butterfly cover)
Too Much Talk
Double-talking Heads
Sex Bomb (Flipper cover)
The Eighth Sea
The End of Tradition
Fireman / Spaceman


for life to the death

Side One –
Beat Box (Diversion One)

Side Two –
Beat Box (Diversion Two)

Zang tuum tumb,

Well, What are You Waitin' For?

Stargard - What You Waitin’ For, MCA Records MCA-3064, 1978.
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Side One –
Sensuous Woman
Blue Rain
Disco People
What You Waitin’ For

Side Two –
Never Take You Back
Love Me Back
How Come I Can’t See You
Chameleon Lady

Rock, Doc

18 April 2015

From Cleopatra Came the Asp

Dub grew out of reggae music in the 60s. It is usually considered a subgenre of reggae, but not by this Dub fanatic. Dub is reggae stripped to its essentials, usually by removing most of the vocals & pumping up the drum & bass 'riddim' tracks. Musick should be essential…so for me, I have always preferred Dub.

That being said, I have been thinking for quite some time about Dub & the Lion King of Reggae, Bob Marley. Many of the various Wailers have been presented here in all their Dubness & it has been good. But Bob & the Ws are so iconic to reggae that I have been apprehensive.

Here’s what I’ve come up with…

First is an offering from NSS fave Bill Laswell remixing Bob Marley & the Wailers for your pleasure.

Bob Marley ‎– Dreams of Freedom (Ambient Translations of Bob Marley in Dub),
Axiom 314-524 419-2, 1997.
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Tracklist –
Rebel Music (3 O’clock Roadblock)
No Woman No Cry
The Heathen
Them Belly Full (but We Hungry)
Waiting in Vain
So Much Trouble in the World
Burnin’ & Lootin’
Is This Love
One Love (People get Ready)
Midnight Ravers

Next is a questionable entry, Bob Marley – The Secret Blackwell Dubs. Apparently it came straight out of the Island vaults some time around the turn of the century. To the best of my knowledge it is not commercially available. These are believed to be true Marley dubs (all of the tracks contain snippets of his lead vocal plus the Wailers & the I Threes background vocals). However, some are dubs to remixes of the 'official' releases, most notably "She's Gone" & "Exodus". Some of these may have been released on Island 7"ers as the b-side of the more well-known vocal versions (1972s "Rock it Babe" b/w "Rock it Version"??? for example).

Tracklist –
Forever Loving Jah
Waiting in Vain
Roots Rock Dub
Exodus (remix)
Is This Dub?
Rock it Babe
Crazy Baldhead
She's Gone
Satisfy My Soul
Iron Lion Zion
Three Little Birds
One Love
Keep on Moving

Next, directly from the horse’s mouth, so to neigh, is the Island/Tuff Gong official In Dub, Vol, 1. The versions vary widely in style & with virtually no production information or mixing credits, it is hard to place when they may have been recorded. The digital delay flutter of "One Love/People Get Ready Dub" or "Three Little Birds Dub" suggests post-80s studio trickery while "Waiting in Vain Dub" has a more subdued grit of classic 70s dub style. Although there's nothing as raw, saturated, or genius as the pioneering 70s productions of King Tubby or Lee Perry, dub champion Scientist contributes a new mix of "Lively Up Yourself" (known here as "Lively Up Your Dub"), heavy with stereo-panned delay, triggered drums, & fragmented horns.

Bob Marley & the Wailers – In Dub, Vol. 1, Island Records B0015161-02, 2012.

Tracklist –
Roots, Rock Dub
Is This Love Dub
Forever Loving Jah Dub
Lively up Your Dub
Three Little Birds Dub
Crazy Baldhead Dub
Waiting in Vain Dub
Jamming Dub
One Love / People Get Ready Dub
She’s Gone Dub
Smile Jamaica Version

But I’m just not completely satisfied with the Nesta Dub so far. Decide for one last mega-dose of Marley Dub, I’d go back to the earlier days of B&tWs. The singles that Bob Marley & the Wailers cut for Lee 'Scratch' Perry's Upsetter label in the late 60s & early 70s are among some of the most historically significant in reggae. On The Complete Upsetters box set is some true Dub from one of the Triumvirate working with the soon-to-be King of Reggae. I tried to gather together all the Dub Versions that L'S'P & the Upsetters did with Robert Nesta Marley & the other boys & girls. It ended up being a lot, so I’ve made Volumes Here & Now.

Bob Marley & The Wailers ‎– The Complete Upsetter Collection 6xCD
Trojan Records TBOXCD013, 2000. 

Soul Rebel Dub
Try Me Dub
It’s Alright Dub
No Sympathy Dub
Rebel’s Hop Dub
Corner Stone Dub
Four Hundred Years Dub
No Water Dub
Reaction Dub
Soul almighty Dub
Shocks of Mighty Dub
Mr. Brown Dub
Dreamland (instrumental)
Copasetic Medley Dub (Bend Down Low/Nice Time/One Love/Simmer Down/Lonesome Feeling)
Downpresser Dub
Long Long Winter Dub
Love Light Dub
Man to Man Dub

Keep on Moving Dub
Don’t Rock My Boat Dub
Put it On Dub
Fussing & Fighting Dub
Memphis Dub
Riding High Dub
Kaya Dub
African Herbsman Dub
Stand Alone Dub
Sun is Shining Dub
Brain Washing Dub
Brand New Second Hand Dub
Concrete Jungle Dub
Rainbow Country Dub
Satisfy My Soul Dub
Natural Mystic Dub
I Know a Place Dub
Who Colt the Game Dub

Before I go, I have a request from any visitor who’s made it this far. My Marley in Dub search as led me to a missing volume. If anyone has a copy of Ijahman Levi - Ijahman & Bob Marley In Dub on Tree Roots from 1995 that they would share with me, please let me know. Thanks to an anonymous visitor, missing no more...& in less than one day. Phenomenal.

Bad like yaz,

17 April 2015

Sending One to the Bleachers

Side A -
Tina & Glen
Bartender's Rag

Side B -
Hunter's Moon

for Brother Ib with a nod from WSB - keep shining,

Dee Dee on My Mind

June 6, 2002 - Dee Dee passes away just days before he was meant to be recording a live album with Marky Ramone.

June 9, 2002 - Marky Ramone & his latest band the Speedkings go into the studio to record a tribute.

"I've Got Dee Dee on My Mind" is an upbeat celebration complete with samples of Dee Dee counting in "1 2 3 4" with backing vocals from Fifi of the Japanese band Fifi & The Mach III.

On the flipside Marky shares the vocals with Nick Speedking for "Chinese Rocks" co-written by Dee Dee & Marky's old bandleader Richard Hell, originally made (in)famous by their binge buddies The Heartbreakers.

A Side –
I’ve Got Dee Dee on My Mind

B Side –
Chinese Rocks

We’re all Ramones,

Ah, Saints Daze

The Saints – This Perfect Day (limited edition 12” pressing), Harvest 12HAR5130, 1977.

Side 1 –
This Perfect Day

Side 2 –
Do the Robot

Well, do it, Robot

16 April 2015

Dis ees Z-Trip

Cleaning House Day

African Head Charge – Touch I CD maxi-single, Restless Records 772780-2, 1994.
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Tracklist -
Somebody Touch I (remix from In Pursuit of Shashamane Land)
Full Charge
Hymn (remix from Songs of Praise)

Bonjo & Skip & Adrian, oh My,

Uhuru means FREEDOM!!!

Dub versions of Black Uhuru's first album Love Crisis from 1977.

Prince Jammy with Sly & Robbie / Black Uhuru – Uhuru in Dub, CSA Records CSLP2, 1982.
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Side A –
Eden Dub
Mystic Mix
His Imperial Majesty
Weeping Willow
Bad Girls Dub

Side B –
Tonight is the Night
Firehouse Special
African Culture
Crisis Dub
Sound Man Style

Praise Haile Selassie,

12 April 2015

Welcome to The Gin Palace

Stürm Group – Stürm Group, Green Fuse Records GF78876, 1984.
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Side A –
Outdoor Café
Upon a Nerve
Loaded Life
Folding Chair

Side B –
The Gin Palace
Red Balloon
The Lottery I Am
In the Shower

Stürm Group is: William James Mahoney – vocals; Tod Cutler – guitar & keyboards; Walter Sobczak – bass; & Hugo von Levelzow.

Storm On,

Check this out -

Sevdaliza - Underneath from The Suspended Kid EP, 2015.


I Get so Agrovated

I don't know if anyone really gives a flying fuck about stuff like this, but I guess it’s just one of my pet peeves??? All over the interweb & even on discogs (where they have the cover artwork – see mine below), Kaya Dub is listed as The Aggrovators. Just read the bleeping cover, brutha. A-G-R-O-V-A-T-O-R-S. The Agrovators or Aggrovators (both spellings are correct & album specific – they are not misprints) had a storied career at Third World under both nom.

Kaya Dub is The Agrovators: Bunny Lee producin' & arrangin'; Prince Jammy mixin' & engineerin'; Earl 'Chinna' Smith on lead guitar; both Carl Harvey & Jeffrey Chung on rhythm guitars; Keith Sterling piano; Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare doing their usual drums & bass.

Irrespective of any peevishness on my part, this is a fantastic treasure. Just look at its provenance.

The Agrovators – Kaya Dub, Third World TWS939, 1978.
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Side One –
Kaya Dub
Sun is Shining Dub
Rock My Boat Dub
Easy Skanking Dub
Time Will Tell Dub

Side Two –
A Dread Dub
Dunza Dub
Hide & Seek Dub
A Nice Dub
Rub Up Dub

All fruits ripe,