Pick the best track on 'Wild Dub - Dread Meets Punk Rocker Downtown'

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This is a lovely wee comp of dub-influenced post-punk. Which song do YOU like the best?

The Ruts - Jah War
The Clash - Bankrobber (dub version)
Generation X - Wild Dub
Basement 5 - Immigrant Dub
Killing Joke - Turn To Red
4 Be 2 - One Of The Lads
The Slits - Typical Girls (brink style dub)
Vivian Goldman - Private Armies (dub)
Red Beat - Red Beat
PiL - Death Disco
The Pop Group - Where There Is A Will
Stiff Little Fingers - Bloody Dub
Grace Jones - Private Life (dub)
China Street - Dubbage


paolo, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 08:46 (one week ago) link

OK, that's funny: I literally bought this on Saturday!

Normally, "Death Disco" would be a shoe-in, but I did enjoy "Where there's a will" for the first time of hearing it for a long time!

Mark G, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 09:55 (one week ago) link

i have never heard of this, nor ever seen it out in the wild. unfortunately.
this looks great.

suspect it would go well with the wrongtom comiled album of similar grooves :

https://rongorongorongo.bandcamp.com/album/spiky-dread-issue-one-2

mark e, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 10:56 (one week ago) link

I just bought the Killing Joke release In Dub rewind as I never managed to get the tour only Vinyl compilation that now goes for 200+.

https://www.discogs.com/master/2322898-Killing-Joke-In-Dub-Rewind-Vol-One

So this is very much where my heads at, will check out the above.

I did wonder if this particular genre would be classed as cod-dub?

my opinionation (Hamildan), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 12:05 (one week ago) link

great comp.

hard to choose from The Clash, Pop Group, Vivian Goldman, Killing Joke and Grace Jones.

Typical Girls is all time but i don't love the (brink style dub). i have heard Death Disco too many times to want to vote for it.

it's a coin flip between Pop Group and Vivian Goldman. Vivian won, though actually i love her vocal version even more. the dub of Private Armies also appears on the 1st New Age Steppers album too.

that Wrongtom comp is also really good.

stirmonster, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 13:24 (one week ago) link

oooh good one. There's so much I love on this. Think I'll go for Turn To Red as that's the one that popped in my head the moment I thought of this comp

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 13:29 (one week ago) link

I usually think of this comp along with this one:
https://www.discogs.com/master/85328-Various-In-The-Beginning-There-Was-Rhythm

Thanks for that "Spiky Dread" tip, I missed that one, will rectify!

So many great tracks. The Vivian Goldman single is all-time, and Red Beat did just one thing but they did it extremely well.

Voted Killing Joke.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 14:36 (one week ago) link


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