Fret not, rudie — giddying, solid-gold killers abound in this haul of Upsetters dub-plates and alternate mixes. Pablo’s here, Junior Murvin, Bucky Skank, History Of Captivity, Billie Jean… Towering, sick genius.
Super-heavyweight Family Man, Billie Jean business.
The dub is exclusive to this essential seven-inch.
Actually, this time derived mostly from rare sevens, still not reissued, a handful of which makes this essential, like Jack Lord’s killer Economic Crisis; with extra dubplate pressure applied for good measure.
Previously unreleased version of Junior Murvin’s False Teacher, with Augustus Pablo at the Black Ark. The flip is from a dubplate, and only otherwise available on this seven.
Originally released in 1980: the final work to emerge from the Black Ark studio, before its permanent destruction, crossing the soundworld of Roast Fish Collie Weed And Cornbread into new hybrids.
‘Grab your towel, brother Hywel, scrub your bowel… You gotta be clean… to be on the scene.’