“Is That Weed He’s Smoking”

I was sitting in my chair listening to the Archers on Friday night when Max crashed through the door , as he does and asked me “Dad, what does this dub stuff sound like?”  Of course to which there is only one reply “great”.

His next question was “have you got any on cd and where are they?”

So I looked out a few cds including the Trojan Dub box set, Arkology some King Tubby and Scientist things. He grabbed the lot and went back up to his room. Making a reappearance twenty minutes later brandishing the Arkology booklet and asking of a picture of Lee Perry “is that weed he is smoking?”

Our house since has been rocking to the foundations with the sound of heavy bass and reverb!

From the Pistols, through PiL, The Clash and Sham 69 to Lee Scratch Perry in 8 months. He better slow down or he will have nothing left to discover by the age of twelve! I am quite looking forward to the Velvet Underground/Jesus And Mary Chain phase.

The Upsetters – Grumblin’ Dub

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