The Feelies – Crazy Rhythms
A&M Records 1990

it was originally released on Stiff Records in 1980, this copy
on cd is from 1990 and appeared on A&M Records 395-319-2.

tracks ;

01 – The boy with the perpetual nervousness
02 – Fa cé-la
03 – Loveless love
04 – Forces at work
05 – Original love
06 – Everybody’s got something to hide (except me and my monkey)
07 – Moscow nights
08 – Raised eyebrows
09 – Crazy rhythms
10 – Paint it black


To Scratch That Itch, Roots, Rock and Rhythm
Various Artists, Luaka Bop 1991

When the weather is changing and fall drops in on us, I always tend
to start playing more popmusic. Atmospheric stuff with lots of variety.
Something quite else is this cd on the prestigious Luaka Bop label of
David Byrne. His selections are outstanding and surprising. This album
is from 1991, already 28 years of age but feels like yesterday. Mr. Byrne
treats us with music from the UK, Brazil, the US and Cuba. A nice bunch
of songs in different styles and moods, listen ..

P.S. I discovered one strange mistake, track #9 is not Agepê as written
on the cd’s cover. It is Martinho da Vila with Claustrofobia.

Als het weer omslaat en de herfst zijn onstuimige intrede maakt, neig ik
steeds vaker naar popmuziek. Atmosferische mengeling van stijlen en
stemmingen. Iets tamelijk anders dan wat je hier gewend bent is dit. Op
het prestgieuze Luaka Bop label van David Byrne komt deze bonte ver-
zameling tracks die stammen uit het Verenigd Koninkrijk, Brazilië, de USA
en Cuba. Het gaat van links naar rechts en andersom, luister ..

P.S. Ik ontdekte een vreemde fout, track #9 is niet Agepê zoals de
cd omslag vermeldt. Het is Martinho da Vila met Claustrofobia.

tracks ;

01 – A.R. Kane – A love from outer space
02 – Jorge Ben – Ponte de lança africano (umbabarauma)
03 – David Byrne – Dirty old town
04 – Tom Zé – Augusta, Angélica e consolação
05 – Conjunto Rumbavana – No me llores
06 – Luiz Conzaga – O fole roncou
07 – Silvio Rodriguez – Nuestro tema
08 – Jack Dangers – Ava
09 – Martinho da Vila – Claustrofobia
10 – A.R. Kane – Miles apart
11 – Caetano Veloso – Um canto de afoxé para o bloco do ilê
12 – Trio Nordestino – Rejeição
13 – Celeste Mendoza – Mi rumba echando candela
14 – David Byrne – Make believe mambo (club mix)


Ronnie Lane – Anymore for Anymore
GM Records 1974

tracks ;

01 – Careless love
02 – Don’t you cry for me
—– Bye and bye ( gonna see the king)
03 – Silk stockings
—– The poacher
04 – Roll on babe
05 – Tell everyone
06 – Amelia earhart’s last flight
07 – Anymore for anymore
—– Only a bird in a guilded cage
—– Chicken wired


Lee Perry Theme Week, day 6
Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & Dub Syndicate
Time Boom X De Devil Dead
On-U Sound Records / EMI 1987

Taking a step forward to the late eighties period in London
with On-U Sound producer Adrian Sherwood we’ve got this
Time Boom X De Devil Dead. Quite a different feeling from
the old Black Ark sound. Still, typical Perry madness ..

We springen een eind voorwaarts in de geschiedenis met deze
Time Boom X De Devil Deaduit zijn latere jaren 80 Londen pe-
riode met de On-U Sound producer Adrian Sherwood. Tamelijk
ander geluid dan de vroegere Black Ark tijd maar
nog altijd de typische Perry gekte ..

tracks ;

01 – S.D.I.
02 – Blinkers
03 – Jungle
04 – De devil dead
05 – Music + science lovers
—–Kiss the champion
06 – Allergic to lies
07 – Time conquer


New Age Steppers – Action Battlefield
Statik / On-U Sound 1981


This is something special and different. Another On-U Sound product
from the Adrian Sherwood school. Singer Ari and her crew bring this
reggae like experimental dub sound with a lot of emotion and devotion.
You love it or you hate it, I absolutely belong to the first group.
What do you think..?

Ja mensen, dit is eens iets totaal anders. Nog zo’n On-U Sound produkt
van de Adrian Sherwood stal. Zangeres Ari en haar ploeg brengen deze
reggae gebaseerde experimentele dub sound met veel emotie en overgave.
Je vindt het geweldig of je vindt het niets, ik behoor absoluut tot de eerste van
de twee groepen. Wat denk jij ervan ..?

0tracks ;

01 – My whole world
02 – Observe life
03 – Got to get away
04 – My love
05 – Problems
06 – Nuclear zulu
07 – Guiding star


Singers & Players – War of Words
99 Records 1981



Early eighties we were completely captured by the sound
created by Adrian Sherwood and his On-U sound. The LP
we have here is on 99 Records however but related to On-U.
A bunch of Jamaican artists working in England. 99 Records
was New York Based but if I’m correct the recordings were
made in the UK. Anyway, wonderful music, enjoy listening.
Incredible amd impressive Style Scott drumming..

In de vroege jaren tachtig waren we volledig gegrepen door
de sound van Adrian Sherwood en zijn On-U Sound label. Deze
plaat hoort daar eigenlijk ook bij maar kwam uit op 99 Records,
een New York zuster label. Een zwik getalenteerde Jamaicanen
die in Engeland actief waren werkte samen met Mr. Sherwood
aan deze indrukwekkende serie platen, luister en huiver.
Zwaar indrukwekkende drum capriolen van Style Scott..

tracks ;

01 – Devious woman
02 – Quanté jubila
03 – Sit and wonder
04 – Fit to survive
05 – Reaching the bad man
06 – World of dispensation
07 – 91 vibration


Mark Stewart + Maffia
Learning to Cope with Cowardice
Plexus / On-U Sound 1983



Tegenwoordig schrikken we niet zo snel meer, toen dit uitkwam,
in 1983 echter, waren we wel ietwat overdonderd. Tamelijk expi-
rimentele sound van Mark Stewart and Maffia. Nog zo’n Adrian
Sherwood produktie waar de stukken vanaf springen. Het is nu
ondertussen pure cult geworden, vet goed geluid, luister zelf.
De laatste track is juist weer aktueel geworden,
dank je Trump..

Nowadays we don’t get shocked that easy anymore, when this
came out in 1983 however, it was rather overwhelming. Quite
experimental sound by Mark Stewart and Maffia. Another Adrian
Sherwood production, violently good stuff. It became a pure
cult record in the mean time, awesome good sound, listen.
The final track just became relevant again, thanx Trump..

tracks ;

01 – learning to cope with cowardice
02 – Liberty city
03 – Blessed are those who struggle
04 – None dare call it conspiracy
05 – Don’t you ever lay down your arms
06 – The paranoia of power
07 – To have the vision
08 – Jerusalem


Raymond Naptali – Trouble Possee
CSA Records 1982



Ik heb al eens twee van deze nummers gebruikt op m’n Reggae Monster
Originals compilaties. Uiteindelijk was het tijd de hele plaat uit 1982 eens
te plaatsen. Voor een artiest van zijn formaat is hij altijd tamelijk onbekend
gebleven. Tien toffe tracks op geel gekleurd vinyl van CSA Records die zeker
enkele omwentelingen waard zijn. geproduceerd door Fatman..

My old Reggae Monster Originals compilations already contained two of
these tracks. Eventually I think it was about time to post the whole album.
For an artist of his quality he never became really famous. Ten decent
songs on yellow vinyl from CSA Records certainly worth a couple of spins.
produced by Fatman..

tracks ;

01 – Automatic boom
02 – Gimme gimme sensemillia
03 – Loving feeling
04 – Don’t cry
05 – Born and grow ina dis
06 – Tek yu hand offa me
07 – Yu too su-su-su-su
08 – Me no copy
09 – It’s you I’m talking to
10 – Trouble possee


the Animals – Animalisms
Decca 1966



Toen ik vanmorgen opstond zag de wereld er heel anders uit.
Misschien een mooi moment om ook eens heel andere muziek
te luisteren. Europees weer, Europese sound erbij. Eric Burdon
en de Animals met een plaat uit 1966, ja echt alweer 51 jaar oud
maar nog steeds prima te beluisteren is deze Animalisms, check..

When I woke up this morning the world looked competely different.
Maybe a good moment to post and listen some completely different
music for a change. European weather, European sound to go with it.
Eric Burdon and the Animals with an album from 1966. Yes it is 51 yrs.
old but still very nice to listen to. Check out these Animalisms now..

tracks ;

01 – One monkey don’t stop no show
02 – Maudie
03 – Outcast
04 – Sweet little sixteen
05 – You’re on my mind
06 – Clapping
07 – Gin house blues
08 – Squeeze her-tease her
09 – What am I living for
10 – I put a spell on you
11 – That’s all I am to you
12 – She’ll return it


The Mothmen – Pay Attention !
On-U Sound lp2, 1981

the Mothmen, front

Pay Attention !

Quite some time ago, when I still made ‘Ramdog’s Rough Site’,
I posted this album. Thought I already moved it to the GG but I
guess I didn’t. This is the second lp on the great On-U Sound label
and I have always liked it a lot. Typical 80’s UK sound, experimental
stuff, reggae, punk and popmusic merged into this brandnew sound..


1 Afghan farmer driving cattle/Animal animaux
2 Not moving
3 Factory/Teapoint/Factory
4 Please let go
5 Tardis
6 Mothman


Dub Syndicate – Tunes from the Missing Channel
On-U Sound 1985

Dub Syndicate, front


This is an ode to the late and great Style Scott.
“Something nice is gonna happen to your ears..”, that’s the text
on one of the samples used by Adrian Sherwood, the producer
of this wonderful On-U Sound label. Drummer Style Scott, famous
for his work with Roots Radics, Bunny Wailer, Prince Far-I,
Israel Vibration, Dub Syndicate, and Gregory Isaacs among others
was found dead at his home on october 9th. May he rest in peace.
Early eighties he joined Adrian Sherwood to play on his On-U Sound
label and stayed for many years. This is an album on which we can
hear his incredible skills as a reggae drummer, one of the early
On-U Sound lp’s we used to play a whole lot back in the days.
Circumstances around his death are unknown at
present but gunshots or explosions were heard
from his house in Manchester Parish…
Beware, this is heavy dub music.


1 Ravi shankar pt.1
2 The show is coming
3 Must be dreaming
4 Over board
5 Forever more
6 Geoffrey boycott
7 Wellie
8 Jolly
9 Out and about


African Head Charge -Environmental Studies,On-U Sound 1982

African Head Charge, front

In between dem spicy flavours,
one feels the need to neutralize.
Let the African Head Charge reset
and empty your spongey brain.
After doctor Sherwood’s rhythmic
mental flushing we’ll have both feet
firmly on the ground, ready to absorb
any obscure slice of vinyl again.


1 Crocodile hand luggage
2 Dinosaur’s lament
3 Beriberi
4 Snakeskin tracksuit
5 High protein snack
6 In a trap
7 Breeding space
8 Primitive
9 Latin temperament


New Age Steppers – Foundation Steppers,
On-U Sound LP21, 1982

New Age Steppers, front

I have always been a sucker for the fatback dubsound of
dubwizzard Adrian Sherwood’s On-U Sound productions.
When this stuff was released early eighties, no slice of
vinyl escaped our attention. Skips were very tight on
this one, I hope they fell in place.
Special thanks to Scotty
and Roots Radics.


1 Some love
2 Memories
3 5 dog race
4 Misplaced love
5 Dreamers
6 Stabilizer
7 Stormy weather
8 Vice of my enemies
9 Mandarin


Culture – Vital Selection,Virgin 1981

Culture, front

This band delivered a steady reggae sound from the mid seventies
throughout the eighties. Joseph Hill was the group’s leader and songwriter,
he died in the saddle, being on a European tour. He got ill very suddenly
and died the next morning on august 19, 2006, only 57 years old.
This is an album from 1981 on ‘virgin’ records, I am posting this one
especially for the people who were in the park with me last saturday.
We had us a sunny afternoon with irie rub-a-dub, rocksteady reggae
and other global grooves. Behold poor Jah people, stop the fussing and
fighting, work on natty and never get weary,
smoke up the international herb.


1 Behold
2 Poor Jah people
3 Stop the fussing and fighting
4 Work on natty
5 Never get weary
6 Citizen as a peaceful dub
7 Iron sharpening iron
8 The international herb
9 Too long in slavery
10 The shepherd
11 Holy mount Zion