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AFRICAN HEAD CHARGE - RETURN OF THE CROCODILE

- NEW RELEASE

TITLE:
Return Of The Crocodile
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CATNO:
ONULP133
STYLE:
Dub / Reggae /
FORMAT:
Vinyl record
DESCRIPTION:
Dub Reggae / Experimental Reggae Grooves - Another reminder of African Head Charge’s innovative, dub-wise brilliance, collecting eight previously unreleased versions of original, early classics created circa 1981-1986 at Adrian Sherwood’s studio.

In a congregation of styles perhaps very particular to that era, dub and tribal drumming are refracted thru freeform post-punk attitudes, psychedelic African roots and Adrian Sherwood’s massive mixing desk to forge a sound they could, and still can, happily call their own.

Make sure to check for the palpitating percussion and wigged out concrète sampledelia of Conspired and the truly messed up wickedness of Slippery Heel for the wildest tastes, or the Thai folk-dub styling of Further for a smart precedent to the sound of Maft Sai & Chris Menist’s Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band, and some downright trippy jazz-dub skronk in Low protein Snack.

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£18.49
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Makola Market
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Snake In The Goal
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Conspired
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Slippery Heel
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Further Off The Track
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More Bizarre
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Doctor Find
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Low Protein Snack

Last FM Information on African Head Charge

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African Head Charge, is a British psychedelic dub reggae band, founded in 1980 by percussionist Bonjo I (Bonjo Iyanbinghi Noah). The group released most of its albums on Adrian Sherwood's label, On-U Sound, and the music has been named Sherwoods vision of a psychedelic Africa. Their debute studio album My Life in a Hole in the Ground was released 1981 and their latest, Voodoo of The Godsent 2011. The group has had a shifting line up, including Prisoner, Crocodile, Junior Moses, Sunny Akpan, Skip McDonald, and Jah Wobble, - - - Arguably the most popular act to emerge from Adrian Sherwood's highly respected On-U Sound Records, African Head Charge created a series of critically acclaimed albums dedicated to further experiments in their label boss, mentor, and producer’s patented style of psychedelic dub. African Head Charge was founded in 1980 by percussionist Bonjo I (full name: Bonjo Iyanbinghi Noah), who surrounded himself with an ever-shifting cast of supporting characters (including colorfully named henchmen like Prisoner, Crocodile, Junior Moses and Sunny Akpan), and captained their debut, My Life in a Hole in the Ground to almost immediate international acclaim. Three more albums: ‘82’s Environmental Studies, ‘83’s Drastic Season, and ‘86’s Off the Beaten Track – followed in due course, and quickly grew African Head Charge’s fan base, regardless of their staunch refusal to perform live throughout this time period. Then again, it could be argued that the band’s intensely studio-created, hyper-mixed, and often abstract ‘psychey dub’ compositions weren’t at all ideal for on-stage reproduction. In any case, African Head Charge eventually did concede to go out on tour; then enjoyed an extended break before reconvening to work on a 1991 comeback album entitled Songs of Praise. Since then, the group has continued to add to their already rich legacy with new albums (In Pursuit of Shashamane Land arrived in ‘93, Akwaaba two years later), remix sets, singles, and compilations, but not... Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.


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