Saturday, December 22, 2007

Stop That Train #8 (MP3 Review)


WWW, December 2007 - A very interesting 12" by UB40 is just one highlight of another massive Podcast by the UK based collective behind "Stop That Train". Don't let it pass you by, for the mix may not be available for download forever!

Johnny Clarke's "Leggo Violence" is a massive tune, even decades after it was originally released. That could be a reason just why Stop That Train #8 opens up with it.

Another reason could be, that the second selection is a very interesting "cover" version (including a heavy DUB) of "Leggo Violence", containing some "very UK" DUB Poetry.

Interesting seems to be the best word to describe the 56 minutes non-stop mix of Drum-And-Bass niceness. We're taken back into time, pulled back into this century, flown to Jamaica to meet spiritual people and driven to the UK where UB40 explains to us why they do not believe in JAH.

Yes, that's right. There are some people who play Reggae and do not believe in JAH.

Some of them are hypocrites because they will sing about Him anyway, but this cannot be said about the band who named themselves after the well-fare form they had to fill in before they became one of the top Reggae bands of the world.

"Don't Let It Pass You By" is a very heartical tune by the band, even though statements such as "There Is No One Coming With That Freedom Train" and suggestions how spiritual people are blind will cause disagreements with many who know themselves to be on that train anyway and don't consider themselves to be blind at all...

But after listening to the excellent tune with superb DUB version, no one can be in their right mind and deny UB40's well-deserved place within Reggae Music.

A great Podcast, with nuff brain-food!


01. Johnny Clarke - Leggo Violence
02. Gary Clail - Another Hard Man
03. Earl 'Chinna' Smith - Butta Pan Dub
04. Josey Wales - The General
05. Sugar Belly - Cousin Joe Pt.1
06. Joe Gibbs - Crucial Attempt
07. Joe Gibbs - Power Pack
08. Dub Pistols - You'll Never Find (Feat. Rodney P)
09. Groove Armada - Soundboy Rock
10. Creation Rebel - Creation Cycle
11. UB40 - Don't Let It Pass You By (12" Version)
12. Serge Gainsbourg - Javanaise Dub
13. Dr. Pablo & Cry Tuff Allstars - African Melody
14. Gorillaz/Spacemonkeyz - Tomorrow Comes Today (Banana Baby)



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