Fade Away Again

After The Slits broke up Ari Up sang maybe her best vocal take on this 1981 New Age Steppers cover of the Junior Byles song Fade Away (posted recently both here and at Jim McLean’s Rabbit). New Age Steppers were Ari, dub maestro Adrian Sherwood, his Creation Rebels and a rotating cast/collective of like minded musicians.  They were also the first release on Sherwood’s On-U Sound label- some of their dub is deliberately harsh and abrasive, confrontational. Fade Away is a dubbed out delight from start to finish.

Fade Away

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Fade Away

It’s been ages since I posted anything from the island of Jamaica so here’s some quality roots reggae from Mr Junior Byles in 1975 and a righteous piece of blood and fire.

‘He who seeks of only vanity and no love for humanity, shall fade away. He who checks only for wealth and not for his physical health, shall fade away. The man who worships silver and gold, shall surely, surely, surely lose his soul’.

Fade Away