Saturday, 22 February 2014
Saturday Scratch #35
The LP might sonically seem a little dated now, but on its release in 1987, 'Time Boom X De Devil Dead' was by some way the strongest material to have been released by Lee Perry since the glory days of The Black Ark. Produced by Scratch and Adrian Sherwood and featuring the On-U Sound house band The Dub Syndicate, the albums imminent arrival created a noticeable frisson of excitement in the music business at the time, enhanced by a last minute distribution deal with EMI. As a consequence of this major label support, the first single from the LP, 'Jungle', was issued in three formats (7", 10" and 12") all with slightly different mixes. Here though is the original LP version - what a lot of coughing.
'Some things are over Some things go on Part of me you carry And part of me is gone'
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