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In reply to an earlier post on 17 Aug 2013 19:49:57 BDT
aye, some of sherwood's material is inspired, and it's a shame how criminally undersold on-u was. for a couple of affordable compilations these two are more than superb - King Size Dub ...Crucial Recordings In The Name Of and King Size Dub -On U Sound

Posted on 18 Aug 2013 17:13:54 BDT
Johnny Bee says:
For those of you looking for a bit of sartorial elegance - ok a cheap Trojan Records T-shirt - these are rather good for a tenner.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Trojan-Records-t-shirt-Ska-t-shirt-Reggae-t-shirt-all-colours-/140764335844?pt=UK_Men_s_T_Shirts&var=&hash=item20c6354ee4

Posted on 18 Aug 2013 18:16:31 BDT
Lez Lee says:
I've never understood why people want writing/advertising on T-shirts, or any other wearable items for that matter.
Sorry, just a personal annoyance ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2013 18:26:00 BDT
Last edited by the author on 18 Aug 2013 18:29:42 BDT
Brass Neck says:
Eeee yer sound just like me dad! 'Are them bands paying thee to wear their name across thy chest? Can't see them wearing thy name on their shirts. Is that a lass or a lad ..........! ad bl00dy nauseum!

As it happens I have a Trojan T shirt and wore it at a conference and a random bloke said, 'Nice shirt' and before that I wore it to an Easy Star Allstars gig (them what reggaed up Radiohead and Pink Floyd) and some young chap was making conversation which assumed all sorts of deference to my 'obvious reggae expertise' (which was a bit creepy if I'm honest) . The only other times unknown people pay me attire compliments have all been on account of wearing band t-shirts like Plastic Head Men's Hawkwind - Space Ritual T-Shirt Black PH5300L Large when a bloke said, 'Great shirt' in passing and a Johnny Winter shirt from his recent tour which has provoked two full on conversations with strangers.

Posted on 18 Aug 2013 18:39:13 BDT
Lez Lee says:
All blokes of course, having a desperate need to bond ;-)

My husband won a Guinness T-shirt in a raffle and gave it to me. I unpicked all the stitching.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2013 18:46:46 BDT
Brass Neck says:
Oh and when I was buying a new car recently I had on a Rush tour shirt and while the young whippersnapper salesman dealt with us his older colleague came over and started a conversation cause he was a big fan. Mind you his opening gambit was that I could ask him any question about the band so I asked what were the real names of Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee and he didn't know either! We had a pleasant chat though and the whippersnapper even thought he might have to listen to some Rush as a result ......... poor bu88er!

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2013 19:57:29 BDT
did it jist no fall to bits, then? :)

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2013 20:16:41 BDT
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Brass Neck says:
Invaluable source of makeshift dusters, the free t-shirt. I've a few including a Guinness one which come in handy at house-painting time.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2013 20:29:27 BDT
yes, johnny i'll get a couple of those, when miss ts deigns it - i've 2 nice k tubby ones starting to suffer (they bring their own problems - "how come your t-shirt says tubby, but clearly you have the hips of a snake?" - aye!)

i did have a rush t-shirt, which became invaluable during the great andrex shortage of '77. :)

Posted on 18 Aug 2013 23:50:23 BDT
MC Zaptone says:
I love my Trojan Records bottle green Harrington Jacket. The Trojan label logo is also in bottle green so doesn't stand out too much.
It's top rankin' no lie, me brethren.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Aug 2013 07:11:26 BDT
Johnny Bee says:
Very picky is our Les.

Posted on 19 Aug 2013 09:14:24 BDT
Johnny Bee says:
t.s. - loving the African Dub Almighty stuff, b.t.w.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Aug 2013 16:11:30 BDT
it's pretty essential material, innit? if you'd like some more ev of dub copied, jist gies a shout

Posted on 21 Aug 2013 12:05:19 BDT
Brass Neck says:
Cocaine In My Brain - The Anthology - Dillinger, 43 track double on Trojan, 4.05 plus postage from zoverstocks).

Posted on 24 Aug 2013 07:55:32 BDT
Boss Man's Dub - The Lost 1979 Dub Album, looks like a cert to pick up. keen to support hot milk records, as they continue with their programme of classic re-issues - responsible, also for Torch of Freedom and Planet Earth / Planet Mars Dub

Posted on 24 Aug 2013 11:34:37 BDT
MC Zaptone says:
I'm gutted I can't see 'Little Freddie' this weekend. Would have been a great antidote to the Notting Hill Commercival!

http://www.hootanannybrixton.co.uk/freddie-mcgregor/

Posted on 25 Aug 2013 09:35:51 BDT
anyone got a notion, as to why the late jj cale's material features so heavily in the reggae store (apart from perhaps a vague herbaceous connection) - don't have problem with this, just wondering.

same question for ub40, 'cept for the problem bit :)

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Aug 2013 09:39:08 BDT
Johnny Bee says:
Don't give I a basket to carry water.

Posted on 25 Aug 2013 09:41:28 BDT
que?

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Aug 2013 10:38:18 BDT
Last edited by the author on 25 Aug 2013 10:38:32 BDT
MC Zaptone says:
Hi tech, nice one. I hadn't given it much thought and I'm really not sure why JJ Cale has been covered so much. The slow, chilled timings are probably easy to convert to reggae beats and the lyrical content might plat apart. Musical connections might come into it with close association with Clapton etc.
I'm not sure i know that many of his tracks that have become well known reggae versions but I do like After Midnight, Don't Cry Sister, Low Down &
Devil In Disguise.
Any more you'd recommend?

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Aug 2013 10:56:40 BDT
no, the only album, i'm au fait with is 'troubador', and it didny strike me as in any way 'rootsy' - just that his albums are punted by amazon on the reggae store pages - looking for reason, although i appreciate the angle you're coming from.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Aug 2013 11:23:50 BDT
Last edited by the author on 25 Aug 2013 11:24:03 BDT
Johnny Bee says:
It's worse when you're looking for John Cale stuff and JJ comes up. He even alludes to the mix-up in a song - autobiography.

I never wrote a song called "Cocaine"
I never told a lie
I never wrote a song called "After Midnight"
But my name is Cale
You can call me John

I don't come from Oklahoma
I don't come from the Midwest
I come from South Wales
I come from nearby Swansea

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Aug 2013 11:28:56 BDT
so, he's just bluddy everywhere? :)

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Aug 2013 11:34:54 BDT
Johnny Bee says:
Yeah, would seem so.

Recon that Naturally should be the next project for the Easy Star All-Stars

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Aug 2013 11:47:04 BDT
Brass Neck says:
Yeah, pick something that obscure and what little cred they still have will be flushed down the tubes pronto.
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