Jul 7, 2012

Scientist - Heavyweight Dub Champion (1980)


Rather than re-contextualizing other records to anywhere near the same degree as Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires where sweet songs gained nocturnal B-horror and arcade machine sounds and atmospherics, Heavyweight Dub Champion has a 20 year old King Tubby protégé going straight for the KO- the boxing analogy being one he sticks to for all ten song titles. Lazy night-time dub reverb/echoed way out so it doesn't really make sense any more- listen to the drums on Seconds Away loud and see

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