Sunday, October 29, 2006

Japanese Reggae Flyers

These are from Tokyko & Kobe. Did not go to most of these events. Just presenting for your viewing pleasure.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Yeehaw! says the donkey (says Lee Scratch Perry)

Q Why has Gary Clail been whitewashed out of the Tackhead media ethos recently? He seems to have been cut almost entirely out of Tackhead Sound Crash, most of his chant in Half Cut For Confidence was replaced with panned sounds of race cars or some crap like that. Uncarved Eden recently linked to some UK media bit about AMS & On-U which covered some Tackhead but had no mention of Clail at all. None of the Japanese press has mentioned him except on the insert booklet of the re-issued Tackhead Tape Time.

A1 The whole world is still embarased by Clail's solo work, especially the song Beef, but thats no reason to whitewash out the good stuff. Two Theives & A Liar (JA Minor) remains one of my favorite tracks.

A2 The remaining members of Tackhead are still embarased by the fact that they recorded more tracks with Bernard Fowler but cant bring themselves to admit it. None of my favorite tracks include the ex Peach Boy.

Rastafari! says the cat (says young Ms. Sherwood)

A few people laughed, a few people cried. Most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-GitaVishnuis trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and to impress him he takes on his multiarmed form and says, "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." I supose we all thought that, one way or another. - J. Robert Oppenheimer regarding the Trinity test of the atomc bomb

Just wanted to source that quote which is used on AMS's Cliché CDs and on Tackhead Sound Crash: Slash & Mix.

So far I'm enjoying the Cliché CDs much more than Never Trust A Hippie

maybe the text colors here are messed up, Blogger's text interface is going odd on me.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Becoming a Cliché

Adrian Sherwood's new CD is out. In Japan its a double CD with the second CD being Dub Cliché. See here. Maybe I'll post something about the music later. Theres a Japanese language booklet insert which has alot more text than the normal english CD booklet. Might try and do something with that for here.

The fact that I linked to that also means that On-U Sound has a website again. Not much there yet, but promise of more to come.

AMS & Lee Scratch Perry are playing two nights in Tokyo, 10/31 and 11/3, both at Liquidroom. Nice space, will probably be much better than the Club Yellow show a year or so ago which frankly sucked ass due to overcrowding.

Other Japan dates:
11/1 Nagoya Club Quattro
11/2 Osaka Shinsaibashi Club Quattro

Plan on paying at least 6,000 Yen for each ticket.

Monday, October 09, 2006

record labels

The quality of JA 7"s is a running joke on the net. Me I think the label errors are much more interesting than oddities of pressing. Only about 5 of my singles have the label aligned right, lots from the 80s onward have the artist or song name rubber stamped on blanks labels showing the info of the record company (come to think of it I've never seen anything on the Techniques imprint with a printed label). I guess labels like this one here get serious record collectors all a flutter, but Im just enjoying it cuz its the only Roots Rodicks record I own.

FWIW the single is mostly forgettable but has a nice horn riff. The B side claims to be mixed by "the late great king tubby's" but I'm not so sure. Has none of Tubbys signature sound at all.