I plan on sharing a few of my Ruggiero Bootlegs with the site’s webmaster, Spaz. But I encourage anyone out there to share their hissy tapes with the rest of us via the bootleg section. Nothing to share? No worries two sets are already available for download.
As for the Discography section- I was surprised to find two Slackers songs that I had never heard before- not new mind you, this discography goes waaay back.
So who’s going to step up and make a similar page for Slackers live sets? Hmmm… that is a good idea…
Oh! and it’s got videos. Here’s my favorite song by Ruggiero:
Well if you’re in the mood for Dub then I’ve got the links for ya:
First things first, The Drastics have released another digital 7″ This time, hairstyles are the target of our favorite dub killers- in the new cut, Vibes, Love Music + Jheri Curl feat MC Zulu. You can check it out on their MySpace page. But you should also take a gander at their new blog, which is very pleasing to the eyes- and ears.
Next up, I’ve got a video of Dubmatix remixing John Brown’s Body, which was created by numerous animators from around the world. John Brown’s Body is an Easy Star Records project that is getting the full remix treatment. You can read more here.
Finally, a site that applies Dub and Remix techniques to the art of YouTubing. Thru-You.com creates music videos by chopping and splicing existing musical pieces on YouTube. I think of it as “found dub.” You’ll think of it as “neato.”
Maybe you’ve seen them battle evil bands, like Mephiskapheles, in live rock operas. Or maybe you’ve seen them appear on Yo Gabba Gabba from time to time. But are you ready to experience The Aquabats as a fully animated cable adventure show?
Here’s another great find from Lawless over at DancinMood.com.
I’m sure many of you are familiar with the vintage Jamaican label, Randy’s. Familiar or not, this 40 minute doc is sure to school you on a few things you might not know. I especially enjoyed the segmants where they discussed Lord Creator- and why the Chin’s chose a calypso as their Jamaican Independance release.
Lord Creator is a great old Calypsonian, who was a tremendous influence on Dr. Ring-Ding and many others. And this documentary also features Ken Boothe, Johnny Moore, Clive Chin and many others.
There are a lot of Ska/Reggae documentaries coming out this next year- most of them on DVD. I imagine most of those will contain an obligitory history of the various branches of JA music. The Randy’s doc skims over many of the details of what Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae are, and focuses more on the label’s involvement in those movements. Very well done.