I mentioned in passing the idea of doing a dub mix post, which is a silly idea.
Most truth started life as an outrageous claim. The outrageous claim for this tune is that it is the first ever dub 45. Maybe it is?
Which Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry song to choose?
Fuck it, I’ll cheat and give him a sort of second appearance:
Those of you who have the compilation mindset (if you have, you know what that means; if you don’t know what that means, you haven’t) will have your own versions of this – a song that may not necessarily ever reach an all time top-50 if forced to name one at gun-point, but nevertheless is always in contention for your next mixtape. This one was one of those for about 10 years for me, from the compilation album that did so much to get me into dub, Crooklyn Dub Consortium vol II:
Another one from the Certified Dope vol II album. This samples a King Tubby tune called Dub Fever:
I do believe I may have mentioned this song before:
I could go on for ages, but my PC is old and laggy and I’m really killing it now. I’ll therefore finish with a bit of French electroclash, from the 2005 compilation French Dub system 2.0:
Fuck it, here’s one more… the rather good Alpha & Omega: