Here's some fantastically messed up hybrid reggae from 1981. Its a heavy, heavy sound. The album was produced by the On U Sound don, Adrian Sherwood, and showcases the effects heavy science fiction style that was On U Sound's trademark and which came to be so popular with bong heads everywhere. The album features some fabulous vocals from the likes of Bim Sherman, Prince Far I and Jah Woosh on great songs like 'Dungeon' and 'Water the Garden'.
For me, this music, along with other On U sounds like African Head Charge, Tackhead and Dub Syndicate, was a big part of the sountrack to life in Thatcher's Britain, and so hearing this stuff again brings back a mixture of memories both good and bad.
- "Merchant Ship"
- "Jah Army Band"
- "Too Much Work Load"
- "Prodigal Son"
- "Water The Garden"
- "Resolution (part 2/version 2)"
- "Thing Called Love (Don't Fight)"
You can get the zip here.