Archive for the 'Reggae/Dub' Category

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Darker Than Blue: Soul From Jamdown 1973-1980: Not unlike Studio One Soul, the (excellent) compilation released by Soul Jazz Records, this 2001 Blood & Fire collection focuses on the American soul and R&B impact/influence on Jamaican music. While perhaps a bit uneven on the whole, this dubbed out version of Curtis Mayfield’s “We The People […]

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

Over the past month, Aquarium Drunkard has teamed up with the classic reggae/dub label, Trojan Records, to help commemorate the their 40th anniversary. As any genre aficionado will tell you, when it comes to this shit, Trojan is where it’s at. What this means for A.D. readers – who are reggae/dub enthusiasts – is the […]

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

“Joseph Hill had a vision of 1977 as a year of judgment — when two sevens clash — when past injustices would be avenged. ” – Two Sevens Clash (liner notes) Previously plagued with dubious sound quality, Culture’s Two Sevens Clash LP, from 1978, saw its re-release last month via the Shanachie label. Besides the […]

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

Heads Up: We have something very exciting in the works with Trojan Records in correlation with their 40th anniversary. Details to come, but the long and short of it is that Drunkard readers will have the opportunity to win classic reggae and dub releases from the vast Trojan catalog. As you’re well aware, I rarely […]

Friday, July 13th, 2007

“One Good Thing About Music, When It Hits You Feel No Pain. So Hit Me With Music…” In an effort to highlight reggae and dub that’s a bit outside of the mainstream, I had inadvertently never featured Bob Marley on the Drunkard’s pages in the past 2+ years. I am going to seriously remedy that […]

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Years ago I owned a cassette that was a home-made Bad Brains reggae compilation. Now, after listening to the reggae cuts on the new, Adam Yauch produced, Bad Brains album Build A Nation, I wish I still had it. While I, for the most part, grew out of the Brains hardcore punk material, I always […]

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

During the Mountain Goats recent Daytrotter session, John Darnielle did his part to bring reggae music back into the fold to an audience that may have written off the genre as bad “lifestyle” music that is sadly way too often co-opted by cruise ship commercials and bad beach bars. His stripped down cover of “Babylon […]