Lost links & Re-ups

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

19 December 2016

Back in Style Hot We Hot Roots Radics 2-fer

From 1989, Roots Radics roots reggae & Dub. I left Hot We Hot in its original playing order, adjusted Hot We Hot Dub so that the songs match up. Taken from: Roots Radics – Hot We Hot, Real Authentic Sound RAS 3045C, 1989 & Roots Radics – Hot We Hot Dub, ROIR (Reachout International Records) A-171, 1989.

Roots Radics – Hot We Hot & Dub
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tracklist –

1-2 Hot We Hot / Dub
3-4 Mix Me Up / Dub
5-6 Joy to the World / Dub
7-8 Shuffle the Deck / Reshuffle Dub
9-10 Me For You / Dub
11-12 Don’t Turn Me Down / Dub
13-14 Book of Love / Dub
15-16 Watch Your Step / Dub
17-18 Come Out of We Land / Dub
19-20 Nice to Be with You / Dub


17 December 2016

The Babylon Saga: the Sequel – Babylon A'falling (by popular vote)

The End of an American Dream…

…so, so you think you can tell
Heaven from Hell,
Blue skies from pain.
Can you tell a green field
From a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?

& did they get you to trade
Your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
& did you exchange
A walk on part in the war
For a lead role in a cage? 

The End of an American Dream – Lee 'Scratch' Perry
Mash Down Babylon (with the Chosen Brothers) – Rhythm & Sound
Babylon Dub 1 – Paul Fox
Bad Minded Dub – Leroy Smart
A Living Version – The Aggrovators
Crazy World – Panda Dub
Babylon Attack – Far East Band
Dub Struggle – Vibronics
Take Cover – Israel Vibration
Settle Babylone – Winston McAnuff & the Bazbaz Orchestra
Babylon Fall Dubwize – Negritage
Sufferation Dub – Brain Damage / Vibronics
Babylonia – Pressure Dub Sound
Babylon Dub 2 – Augustus Pablo
Dub Mi Nuh Babylon – Ackboo
Babylon River Dub – Alien Dread
Chant Down the Walls of Babylon – Social Living Sound
National Style – Little Axe
Burning Babylon Down Vibes – Akila Barrett & the Wailers Band
Babylon Dub 3 – Vibronics
House of Sin (remix) – Lee 'Scratch' Perry
War Zone – Sly & Robbie
Darkest Night Version – The Chuckles

Money is not Our God (Babylon Dub) – Killing Joke
Stop & Frisk – Ted Sirota / Scientist
You Lie Dub – King Culture
Fuck the Racists (Cosmopolitan mix) – Anima Sound System
No Government – Iries in Roots
Tribulation Dub – Mafia & Fluxy
War & Crime Dub – Val Dawa (Dawa Hifi)
Dub Missiles Against NWO – Miniman
Hypocrisy Dub (live Version) – Soul Majestic
Stop the Dub Fight – Leroy Smart
Mugger in the Hi-Wah – Soferno B
To Be Rich Should Be a Crime – Jeb Loy Nichols
Hazard Dub – Aldubb
Dub Over Evil (featuring Murray Man) – Miniman
De System – Mutabaruka
Police Brutality Dub – Fred Locks
Gun Too Hot – Dub Syndicate
Dub the Government – Sly & Robbie
Stop Your Lying Dub – Alpha & Omega
Empire’s Falling – Dub Syndicate
Radical Intruder – Black Out
I Shot the Sheriff Dub – The Wailers
Dub in the Time of War – S.O.J.A. (Soldiers of Jah Army)

Days Ain't Bright (Gary Clunk remix) – Ackboo featuring Horace Andy
Dubbing Against Oppression – Fred Locks
Healing of the Nations – Roots Tonic meets Bill Laswell
Dub Mightier Than the Sword – Alpha & Omega
Warrior in the Dub – Dub Engine
Throw Down Your Gun – Dub Syndicate
Break Free Dub – Yami Bolo
Dub Revolution (Raw Shaka mix) – The Disciples
Dub Freedom – Michael Rose
Tear Down the Walls – Black Roots
Throw Away Your Guns/Whatchagonadoonthejudgementday – Suns of Arqa (featuring Prince Far I)
Rastafari Army – Brother Culture
Declaration of Peace – Miniman
Dub Revolution - Dub Presidents
Sounds of Freedom – The Rootsman
Underprivileged Dub – Leroy Smart
Heal the Nation Dub – Scientist
Struggle Dub – Black Roots
Warrior Dub – Celt Islam (featuring the Renegade Sufi)
None Shall Escape the Dubment – Johnny Clarke
Where from Here – Little Axe
We Need a Solution – Tokyo Tower
I Wish You Were Here – Alpha Blondy

A 23 Skidoo Joint Drop,

10 December 2016

Staying in Style

Roots Radics - Eric 'Bingy Bunny' Lamont & Dwight Pickney – guitar;  Gladstone Anderson – piano; Wycliffe 'Steely' Johnson – organ; Dean Fraser & Ronald 'Nambo' Robinson – horns; Errol 'Flabba' Holt – bass; Christopher 'Sky Juice' Blake – percussion; & Lincoln Valentine 'Style' Scott – drums. Mixed & recorded at Channel One by Scientist in 1982.

Roots Radics – Radicfaction, Cha Cha Music CHALP0012, 1982.
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Side A –
Weep & Wail
Road Block

Side B –
Babylon Armed
Dread in Confrontation
Judgement Time

Babylon armed & reloaded,

05 December 2016

The True Dub Style

Dub in Style is an eleven track dub album celebrating the memory of Lincoln 'Style' Scott, legendary drummer of the Roots Radics band who was brutally murdered in his home last year. All the riddims on Dub in Style were recorded with Style Scott at Tuff Gong Recording Studios in Kingston, Jamaica.

Zion I Kings – Dub in Style: A Zion I Kings Tribute to Style Scott,
Lustre Kings Productions, 2016.
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tracklist –

JAH Mercy Dub (feat. Ziggi Recardo, Earl Sixteen, & Taranchyla)
Cold War Dub (feat. Jahdan Blakkamoore & Lutan Fyah)
Generation Again Dub (feat. Akae Beka)
Sweetest Thing Dub (Feat. Jahdan Blakkamoore)
Spare Change Dub
Dub for Ashes (feat. Akae Beka)
Snow Hill Dub (feat. Sara Azriel)
Dutchie Dub (feat. Glen Washington & Chet Samuel)
For the Children Dub (feat. Kabaka Pyramid & Jahdan Blakkamoore)
Dub a Warriah (feat. Akae Beka)
Nothing No Wrong Dub (feat. Pressure Busspipe & Akae Beka)

Priors Lincoln,

03 December 2016


So we’ve kept up with Mark Stewart since Pop Group…with the Maffia & solo projects. Now we’ve had an in-depth view of Gareth Sager. But what of Bruce Smith? I’m not going into as much detail as the truly informative four-part saga from Jonder. I’m just too much a lazy sod, so I’m just lumping this stuff all together. It is, however, a great listen. Tried to accentuate the beats, man. I stuck some great Vivian Stanshall featuring drums via Bruce in the mix as an additional treat.

Here goes…

The Pop Group 1.0 – Mark Stewart, Gareth Sager, Simon Underwood [until he left to join Pigbag then Dan Catsis], John Waddington, & Bruce Smith.

The Slits – (Ari Up lead vocals, keyboards, & percussion, Viv Albertine guitar, vocals, Tessa Pollitt bass, & Bruce drums & percussion – Dennis Bovell 2,3,4,6,7 Dick O’Dell others)

New Age Steppers -

African Head Charge -

PiL -

Rip Rig & Panic -

Float Up CP -

Playgroup –

Vivian Stanshall (kinda 67%)
This record was recorded on 8 track equipment during August Bank Holiday 1983 in All Saints Road London W11.

Plus various one-offs –

Terence Trent D’Arby
The The

Recently Bruce has been pounding the skins for both PiL & The Pop Group again.

PiL 3.0

The Pop Group today: Mark Stewart – vocals; Gareth Sager – guitar, saxophone, & keyboards; Dan Catsis – bass guitar; & Bruce Smith – drums, percussion.

tracklist –

3’38 (She is Beyond Good & Evil 7")
Thief of Fire (Y)
Amnesty International Report (We are All Prostitutes 7")
Where There’s a Will (The Slits/The Pop Group split 7")
Rob a Bank (For How Much Longer do We Tolerate Mass Murder?)
God Problems Communism (live)
Hotter than 1000 Suns (live) (Idealists in Distress from Bristol 2xCD) – The Pop Group 1.0
Earthbeat (Return of the Giant Slits) – The Slits
Animal Space (The New Age Steppers)
My Love (My Love 7")
Painstaker (Threat to Creation) – New Age Steppers
In a Trap (Environmental Studies) – African Head Charge
Open & Revolving (Happy?)
Same Old Story (9) – PiL
Shadows Only There Because of the Sun (God 2xLP)
Go Go Go (This is It) (Go, Go, Go! (This is It) 7")
Take a Don Key to Mystery (I am Cold 2xLP)
Storm the Reality Asylum (extended mix) (Storm the Reality Asylum)
Sunken Love (Attitude) – Rip Rig & Panic
Ghost Train Drive (Kill Me in the Morning) – Float Up CP
Going Overdrawn (Epic Sound Battles-Chapter Two) – Playgroup
Sir Henry at Ndidi’s Kraal pt. 1
Sir Henry at Ndidi’s Kraal pt. 2
Sir Henry at Ndidi’s Kraal pt. 3 – Vivian Stanshall
Seven More Days (Introducing the Hardline...) – Terence Trent D’Arby
Helpline Operator (Dusk) – The The
Crying (Debut) – Björk
Things You’ll Never Know
Circles (Stage [2]) – Sweetback
One Drop (This Is PiL 2xLP)
Spice of Choice (What the World Needs Now…) – PiL now
Box 9 (Citizen Zombie)
Instant Halo
Days like These (Honeymoon on Mars) – Pop Group 2.0



Gareth Sager and Davy Henderson have had similar careers.  Both are veterans of influential post-punk bands (Henderson helmed the Fire Engines).  Both took a shot at the pop charts (Sager with Head, and Henderson with his trio Win).  Each then forged his own eclectic path (Henderson with The Nectarine No.9, and Sager with Pregnant and CC Sager).   Both have been deeply influenced by the "formal eccentricities" of Sun Ra and Captain Beefheart.  

Gareth Sager joined The Nectarine No. 9 for two albums.  Henderson sang three songs on Sager's solo album, Slack Slack Music.  The Nectarine No. 9 performed CC Sager's "Johnny Bristol Flu" during their recent reunion shows, and they once covered Head's "Tiger Tiger" (see Chapter 1).

"That guitar player from Bristol, the one who used to be in Head" was poet Jock Scot's collaborator on The Caledonian Blues, just as "Davy fucking Henderson" and the NN9 backed Jock Scot on his debut album, My Personal Culloden.  Sager and Scot performed a cover of Cockney Rebel's "Faith Healer" with a band called Port Sulphur.   Jock Scot died this year, and a documentary on his life called "Services To Rock And Roll" is in the making.

Much of Sager and Henderson's music was released by The Creeping Bent Organisation:  Slack Slack Music, CC Sager's The Last Second Of Normal Time, the Port Sulphur single. and several records by the NN9 and Henderson's current band The Sexual Objects.

In 2010, Gareth Sager reunited with his Pop Group bandmates Mark Stewart, Bruce Smith, and Dan Catsis.  The quartet released an album of new songs last year, and another this year.  Sager continues to perform with Davy Henderson and other Creeping Bent confederates, sometimes backing Vic Godard.  This brings us to the present day, and the closing chapter of our Sager saga.

Tracklist -
 Silver Street Blues (with Jock Scot)
On Fire Stickers (with The Nectarine No.9)
Misunderstanding (with Jock Scot)
The Unfunkadelic (with the NN9)
Trip to Butlins (with Jock Scot)
Pong Fat 6 (with the NN9)
Winching Advice (with Jock Scot)
It's Raining for Some Cloudy Reason (with the NN9)
Blues in the Company of Angels (with Jock Scot)
(sic) (with the NN9)
Grunge Girl Groan (Jock Scot complains about Sager)
The Faith Healer (Port Sulphur feat. Jock Scot & Gareth Sager)
Dollar Hungry (with Davy Henderson)
Not Since the Accident (with Davy Henderson)
Her Saucepan is Rouge (with Davy Henderson)
The Johnny Bristol Flu (The NN9 covers CC Sager)
S.O.P.H.I.A. (The Pop Group)
Shadow Child (The Pop Group)
City of Eyes (The Pop Group)
War Inc. (The Pop Group)
Burn Your Flag (The Pop Group)

Thaaats All, Folks,

02 December 2016

Don the Mask : These are the Conscious Sounds

Next will be the fourth installment of the Gareth Sager Saga(r). & yes, I'm going to see Pere Ubu next Wednesday. Fiddling while Rome burns. WTF!!!

Anonymous – Anonymous in Dub, Conscious Sounds AN01, 2015.
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Side A –
We Are Anonymous
Hacktivist Dub
Guy Fawkes
Freedom of Speech
Cyber Surveillance

Side B –
Man Without a Head
Decentralized Dub
Cyber Attack
No Leadership
Disambiguation Dub

We are Legion,
we do not forgive,
we do not forget,
expect us,