>Thursday Reggae


One of the great things about reggae is the super heavy, critic friendly, leftfield dub stuff and the fluffier pop-reggae are, to my mind, equally good. Davy H posted Susan Cadogan’s Hurt So Good the other day, a pop-reggae tune that is surely as good as anything by King Tubby or Lee Perry, just poppier. This is Wild World, the Cat Stevens song, given the treatment by Jimmy Cliff’s honey coated voice. Also contains very nice piano. Probably will not cause drowsiness. May make the user feel better, possibly even mild euphoria.

Wild World.mp3



We haven’t had much 60s garage rock round here for a while so here’s The Standells with Medication. Their best known song is Dirty Water which opened the classic Nuggets compilation and which was posted here about a year ago. This is an equally good blast of garage action- short, rough and dirty. You could probably play most of The Standells back catalogue while listening to yesterday’s Wilco track or the David Holmes monster.

On a medication note we take I.T. to the hospital today to get his cochlear implant switched on. Fingers crossed.