Plyers – Barbara [1992]

Plyers - Barbera [1992]

Plyers - Barbera [1992]

Plyers - Barbera [1992]

Meet ‘Barbara’ she is a 2-dimensional cartoon woman promoting the album of the same name by Plyers which was originally released in 1989. This is actually the cover art from the 1992 re-release on Pickout Records – and we have included it here as it is a great example of the the cartoon dancehall album sleeves that were predominant in the 1980s.

The cover for ‘Barbara’ was by one the great exponents of the craft – Jethro “Paco” Dennis.

Tracklist
A1 Dream Dream
A2 Come To Me
A3 Craven Dog
A4 Rocking Robin
B1 In Your Eyes
B2 Barbara
B3 Love Up Me Bonify
B4 Mercy Me

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Joseph Stepper / He-Man ‎– Badness And Niceness [1992]

Joseph Stepper / He-Man ‎– Badness And Niceness [1992]

Joseph Stepper / He-Man ‎– Badness And Niceness [1992]

Joseph Stepper / He-Man ‎– Badness And Niceness [1992]

Reggae has a rich history of releasing ‘head to head’ albums. And dancehall has a rich history of having styles that are replaced and out of fashion as quickly as they arise. And you have King Dragon Records from France for bringing you this amazing image of early 90s dancehall fashion and posing.

I don’t know much about ‘He-Man’, but Joseph Stepper has some notable hits in the early 90s with his biggest hit arguably being ‘Wife‘ (which isn’t on this album anyway).

So if Joseph Stepper is the ‘Badness’ side, then why is He-Man wearing the pirate hat, eh, eh?

Photo for the sleeve was by Howard levy and the sleeve design was by Monika Nicinski.

Tracklist
A1 He-man – Niceness
A2 He-man – New Slang
A3 He-man – Mi And Mi Gun
A4 He-man – Pound Wine
A5 He-man – Take Heed
B1 Joseph Stepper – Badness
B2 Joseph Stepper – Test
B3 Joseph Stepper – Ghetto Youth
B4 Joseph Stepper – Glam
B5 Joseph Stepper – Stick It Inna Body