Saturday, 4 October 2008

Singers & Players - Revenge of the Underdog (1981)

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.

Track Listing:

  1. "Dungeon"
  2. "Merchant Ship"
  3. "Jah Army Band"
  4. "Too Much Work Load"
  5. "Prodigal Son"
  6. "Follower"
  7. "Water The Garden"
  8. "Resolution (part 2/version 2)"
  9. "Thing Called Love (Don't Fight)"
  10. "Cha-Ris-Ma"

You can get the zip here.

1 comment:

jason said...

thank you!