Blackboard Jungle Dub

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Oh man, got to find a copy of that "Shocks of Mighty" album, I love the dub version and I love Bobby Womack's orig.

Dadaismus (Dada), Wednesday, 5 May 2004 09:57 (eighteen years ago) link

Listening to it on headphones, the usual scratchy seven-inch distorted disc dubs that Pressure Sounds fans know and love so much. Do they deliberately go out and look for extra-knackered records?

I don't usually moan about this sort of thing in case it makes me look less hardcore.

It's still nice to listen to, though.

You can get it on vinyl too, which saves you the trouble of knackering your own. It looks nicer on vinyl.

PJ Miller (PJ Miller), Wednesday, 5 May 2004 09:57 (eighteen years ago) link

Pardon me, I went looking for a picture of the LP, and this: http://www.upsetter.net/scratch/disco/collections/collect_shocks.html says that "Be Thankful" is Bunny Clarke but "Woman Got To Have It" is Jimmy Riley. Easy mistake to make. And it's on Attack rather than Trojan but they are the same thing anyway...

Tim (Tim), Wednesday, 5 May 2004 09:59 (eighteen years ago) link

It sounds more like Bunny Clarke than Jimmy Riley tho

Dadaismus (Dada), Wednesday, 5 May 2004 10:01 (eighteen years ago) link

Yes.

Tim (Tim), Wednesday, 5 May 2004 10:14 (eighteen years ago) link

I have got BE THANKFUL by DONOVAN CARLOS on RANDY'S 17 NORTH PARADE. On a different CD, IMPACT!, the same song is credited to DONOVAN CARLESS. Crazy, crazy, mental shit.

PJ Miller (PJ Miller), Wednesday, 5 May 2004 11:08 (eighteen years ago) link

that "shocks of mighty" album is genius, except some of the dub versions are mixed with the original tracks into one big long track. bit annoying if your making mixtapes!

zappi (joni), Wednesday, 5 May 2004 14:24 (eighteen years ago) link

ten years pass...

this is a fantastic record

i've been digging into reggae lately, after really taking a liking to the studio one soul jazz comps from this year and last year, and figuring out where to find sounds i like, how to steer clear of too-ploddy roots reggae.

and i've listened to some dub before, late 90s, early 00s, on the back of mad professor dubbing 'protection' probably, and i could like it some and understand the appeal -

but this record actually sounds like all the stuff you read about dub, the playing-the-studio stuff, instruments popping in and out of the soundfield, drum hits given their own little moments of presence - not just watery echoing and big bass. but what i like most is that you can hear all these little scraps that sound like early 70s-mid 70s playing, highlighted for their lyricism.

j., Sunday, 14 September 2014 22:26 (seven years ago) link

it's really good. my copy is hard panned left and right though

monoprix à dimanche (dog latin), Sunday, 14 September 2014 22:40 (seven years ago) link


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