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20 January 2018

Come on, Ref, Clough is Fucking Codding!

 Brother Jon has been a contributor here many times before. His posts always have high visitor & download count. They are always well received. They are always well appreciated by yours truly (gives me a break, know what I mean?). Here his latest super submission. As I most always say, "Enjoy".





As I understand it, "cod" is used as an adjective in the UK to indicate an imitation.  "Cod reggae" describes attempts to adapt the Jamaican musical style to rock, pop and punk.  "The Sad Skinhead", "Redondo Beach" and "Dreadlock Holiday" are early examples.   Punky reggae and dub have been attempted by bands from the Clash and the Ruts to the Pretenders and the Bad Brains.  The Police made a career of it. 

But the commercial zone is less interesting than the interzone, where the spatial dynamics of dub stimulated punk's appetite for sonic deconstruction.  These songs might be imitation reggae and dub, but "cod" does not mean insincere or inept.  The songs are neither thievery nor mimicry.   Something is lost in terms of authenticity, but something new is conjured in these transliterations.

This is a compilation in the spirit of 2003's "Wild Dub: Dread Meets Punk Rocker Downtown" and 2012's "Spiky Dread: Punky Reggae & Post Punk Dub".



01 SNAKEFINGER:  The Man In The Dark Sedan (1980)
02 A.MORE:  Judy Get Down (1979)
03 BILL NELSON:  Youth Of Nation On Fire (1981)
04 ELVIS COSTELLO:  B Movie (1980)
05 LONDON UNDERGROUND:  You Don't Know (1983)
06 PIGBAG:  Six Of One (1982)
07 FAMILY FODDER:  The Big Dig (1982)
08 KALAHARI SURFERS:  Township Beat (1985)
09 ANTI SOCIAL WORKERS:  Who's Watching You? (1983)
10 DIAGRAM BROTHERS:  I Didn't Get Where I Am Today By Being A Right Git (1981)
11 23 SKIDOO:  Another Baby's Face (1981)
12 SLITS:  Man Next Door (Version) (1980)
13 BASEMENT 5:  Chip Butty (1980)
14 SINGERS & PLAYERS:  Follower (1982)
15 MEDIUM MEDIUM:  Guru Maharaj Ji (1983)
16 BLACKOUTS:  Everglades (1985)
17 HOLGER CZUKAY:  Witches Multiplication Table (1981)
18 MR. PARTRIDGE:  I Sit In The Snow (1980)
19 RESIDENTS:  Love Leaks Out (1980)
20 FLYING LIZARDS:  Postscript (1995)

Eat Cod,
Jonder

2 comments:

  1. Very nice. Have not listened to Pigbag in a long, long while. Lots here to get lost in.

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  2. NØ-Man, I knew you would create something wonderful with the graphics, and I appreciate your kind words. You are a most hospitable host. I hope that people will enjoy this comp. It fits on a CD, and I invite you to burn one!

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