Friday, August 19

Wild Dub: Dread Meets Punk Rocker

"While punk rock came about ultimately as an intertwining of influences on both sides of the Atlantic, some of its deepest roots are in the multiracial inner cities of London, Brixton, and Birmingham, where disaffected British youth mingled with expatriate Jamaicans and were surrounded by reggae and its mystical, experimental corollary, dub. Bands like the Clash, Public Image Ltd., and the Slits incorporated reggae elements very explicitly into their music, while others, such as the Pop Group and Killing Joke, drew on reggae and dub influences in somewhat more subtle ways. This uneven but ultimately rewarding collection offers some of the most exciting moments of punk-reggae fusion, as well as one or two of its most silly and ill-advised. ... This is a long and generous program, so even the occasional clunker is easily forgivable. Recommended."
YouTube: The clash - bankrobber/dub (the Original Black Market Clash Version),
The Slits - Typical Girls (Brink Style)
, Public Image Limited - Death Disco (Live), Bloody Dub - Stiff Little Fingers, GRACE JONES - PRIVATE LIFE (Dub Version)