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Creation Rebel

Psychotic Jonkanoo - 2024 Reissue

    First time available on vinyl since 1982. Psychotic Jonkanoo was the sixth Creation Rebel album in three years, originally licensed to the post-punk oriented Glaswegian label Statik. Another solid set of killer dub, albeit less instrumentally inclined than their previous efforts and more focussed on militant-style conscious chants. Bandleader Crucial Tony was aided on the vocal front by harmonies from other group members, in a style reminiscent of Black Uhuru, plus the occasional guest such as John Lydon of the Sex Pistols and Public Image Limited providing backing harmony (!) on “Mother Don’t Cry”, and the legendary Deadly Headley Bennett adding saxophone to the opening track.

    TRACK LISTING

    1. The Dope
    2. African Space
    3. Chatti Mouth / Threat To Creation
    4. Highest Degree
    5. Mother Don’t Cry
    6. Yuk Up
    7. Drum Talk

    Creation Rebel

    High Above Harlesden 1978-2023

      Vinyl reissue of 5 much sought after albums, most of which have been out of print for over 40 years, plus 6CD anthology set. A crucial reissue campaign of key albums by ‘Creation Rebel’ the original On-U Sound house band. Originally conceived by Adrian Sherwood as a dub outfit to make his first album, Creation Rebel evolved to become the live backing band for Prince Far I, produced a string of classic records in the late 70s and early 80s, and recently returned from exile in space with a triumphant comeback set.

      STAFF COMMENTS

      Barry says: Ooof. 6 CD's of legendary On-U material, all together in one place. Creation Rebel are one of the most well regarded UK dub acts of all time, and this is some of their finest work. Essential.

      TRACK LISTING

      CD 1
      1. Dub From Creation
      2. Basic Principals
      3. Rebel Rouser
      4. Creation Vibration
      5. Creation In A Iration
      6. Dub Fusion
      7. Mirage
      8. Liberation
      9. Rising Star
      10. Vision Of Creation
      11. Frontline Dub

      CD 2
      1. Know Yourself
      2. Conspiring
      3. Beware
      4. Dangerous And Deadly
      5.. Shouldn’t Do That
      6. Creation Fever
      7. Natty Conscience Free
      8. Joyful Noise

      CD 3
      1. Rebel Vibration
      2. Jungle Affair
      3. Hunger And Strife
      4. Ian Smith Rock (Dub)
      5. Diverse Doctor
      6. Mountain Melody
      7. Black Lion Dub
      8. Doctor’s Remedy

      CD 4
      1. Starship Africa Section 1
      2. Starship Africa Section 2
      3. Starship Africa Section 3
      4. Starship Africa Section 4
      5. Starship Africa Section 5
      6. Space Movement Section 1
      7. Space Movement Section 2
      8. Space Movement Section 3
      9. Space Movement Section 4
      10. Creation Rock
      11. Give Me Power
      12. Original Power

      CD 5
      1. The Dope
      2. African Space
      3. Chatti Mouth / Threat To Creation
      4. Highest Degree
      5. Mother Don’t Cry
      6. Yuk Up
      7. Drum Talk
      8. Independent Man
      9. Creation Rebel
      10. Monkey Grinds The Organ

      CD 6
      1. Swiftly (The Right One)
      2. Stonebridge Warrior
      3. Under Pressure
      4. That’s More Like It
      5. Jubilee Clock
      6. This Thinking Feeling
      7. Whatever It Takes
      8. Salutation Gardens
      9. Crown Hill Road
      10. The Peoples’ Sound (Tribute To Daddy Vego)
      11. Off The Spectrum

      Creation Rebel

      Close Encounters Of The Third World - 2024 Reissue

        A sublime set of roots, vocal and dubbed out instrumental magic, Close Encounters Of The Third World is a real lost gem in the treasure-filled Creation Rebel back catalogue. A true cross-atlantic collaboration - initial rhythm tracks were laid down in London in 1978, with horns and vocals overdubbed at Channel One in Jamaica, before bandleader Crucial Tony returned to London with the tapes for the album to be mixed by a visiting Prince Jammy.

        Originally released on pre-On-U Sound label Hitrun, and the second album released by the group chronologically. Unavailable for 45 years, it has been carefully pieced back together, for this new edition featuring extended 12” discomix versions of “Beware” and “Natty Conscience Free”, re-cut by Frank Merritt at The Carvery. Includes new sleevenotes by reggae scholar David Katz that tells the story of the album in full, plus download card

        TRACK LISTING

        1. Know Yourself
        2. Conspiring
        3. Beware
        4. Dangerous And Deadly
        5. Shouldn’t Do That
        6. Creation Fever
        7. Natty Conscience Free
        8. Joyful Noise

        Creation Rebel

        Rebel Vibrations - 2024 Reissue

          A rare early album by Creation Rebel back in print for the first time since 1979. Rebel Vibrations was originally issued by the pre-On-U Sound label Hitrun. The rhythms stem from one of the first recording sessions organised by maverick producer Adrian Sherwood, taking advantage of ace Jamaican drummer Lincoln “Style” Scott, sticksman for the Roots Radics, visiting the UK for the first time.

          Pairing him up with UK-based players such as Crucial Tony, Lizard Logan, Doctor Pablo and Clifton Morrison, the result is a set of tough and uncompromising dub tunes, or as Sherwood describes it: “a structure of suppressed rhythms and unique possibilities in sonic space.” Re-cut by Frank Merritt at The Carvery for maximum dynamics. Includes printed inner sleeve with liner notes and archival photo, plus download card for the full album.

          TRACK LISTING

          1. Rebel Vibration
          2. Jungle Affair
          3. Hunger And Strife
          4. Ian Smith Rock (Dub)
          5. Diverse Doctor
          6. Mountain Melody
          7. Black Lion Dub
          8. Doctor’s Remedy

          Creation Rebel

          Hostile Environment

            The first album in 40 years from this legendary dub act, who were the original On-U house band and responsible for classics such as Dub from Creation and Starship Africa. The trio of Crucial Tony, Eskimo Fox and Magoo are back with producer Adrian Sherwood to create a modern spin on their heavyweight dubwise rhythms.

            “Creation Rebel have created a great legacy. Their records inspired a legion of dubheads and they were foundational in the formation of the On-U Sound and Ruff Cut labels, not to mention bands such as Roots Radics, African Head Charge, Dub Syndicate, Singers and Players and many more. On this album it all comes full circle with Hostile Environment, featuring three of the original Rebels and with some wonderful guests.

            ‘Hostile Environment’ is the term that UK Prime Minister Theresa May used to describe creating a hostile environment for people seeking refuge and asylum, one of the backdrops to the shocking Windrush scandal that has affected so many Caribbean families who have lived and worked in the UK for their whole lives.” Adrian Sherwood.

            STAFF COMMENTS

            Barry says: It's been FORTY years, and Creation Rebel are still forging a rich union of soundsystem bass, dubby rhythms and politically pointed lyrics. A superb return for one of the greatest forces in reggae history.

            TRACK LISTING

            Vinyl
            A1 Swiftly (The Right One)
            A2 Stonebridge Warrior
            A3 Under Pressure
            A4 That’s More Like It
            A5 Jubilee Clock
            A6 This Thinking Feeling
            A7 Whatever It Takes
            A8 Salutation Gardens
            A9 Crown Hill Road
            A10 The Peoples’ Sound (Tribute To Daddy Veigo)

            CD
            01. Swiftly (The Right One)
            02. Stonebridge Warrior
            03. Under Pressure
            04. That’s More Like It
            05. Jubilee Clock
            06. This Thinking Feeling
            07. Whatever It Takes
            08. Salutation Gardens
            09. Crown Hill Road
            10. The Peoples’ Sound (Tribute To Daddy Vego)
            11. Off The Spectrum


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