Dangerous Dub - King Tubby Meets Roots Radics [1981]

Dangerous Dub – King Tubby Meets Roots Radics [1981]

Dangerous Dub - King Tubby Meets Roots Radics [1981]

Dangerous Dub - King Tubby Meets Roots Radics [1981]

Now this is a wicked cover.

A simple design – the military style stamp, jet black cover with blood red text – there is no mistaking this for a pop record, this is a record that wants you to know it is heavy and dark.

Dangerous Dub – King Tubby Meets Roots Radics was released in 1981 on Copasetic, a London based label that specialized in Dub music.

The rear of the sleeve was also pretty cool and came designed with a ‘government health warning’ stamp that read: “Government Health Warning: This record could permanently affect your future musical appreciation.

This is a sparse and dark dub album, that featured rhythm tracks from the Roots Radics band, who at the time included Flabba Holt, Bingy Bunny, Scully and more.

Even though the album is credited on the rear as being mixed by King Tubby, it was actually mixed by Scientist, and the erroneous credit to King Tubby was probably done on purpose to boost interest in the release.

Tracklist
A1 Country Gal Dub
A2 Loud Mouth Rock
A3 Up Town Special
A4 Hungry Belly Dub
A5 Shepherd Bush In Dub
B1 London Bridge Special
B2 Earthquake Shake
B3 Rice Grain Rock
B4 Banana And Yam Skank
B5 Knife And Fork Dubwise

The album was later re-released in 1996 on Greensleeves Records with a few extra tracks.

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