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Scientist: Heavyweight Dub Champion [Slipcase]

Track List

>Seconds Away
>Straight Left
>Upper Cut
>Kidney Punch
>Saved by the Bell
>Right Cross
>Below the Belt

Album Notes

Personnel: Earl "Chinna" Smith (guitar); "Deadly" Headley Bennett (saxophone); Bobby Ellis (trumpet); Val Bennett (trombone); Gladstone Anderson, Ansel Collins (keyboards); Carlton "Santa" Davis (drums); Christopher "Sky Juice" Burke (percussion).

Audio Mixer: Scientist.

Recording information: Channel One Studios.

Arranger: Henry "Junjo" Lawes.

At the ripe old age of 20, Scientist was working with "Junjo" Lawes, and came up with this stunner, a sinuous groove party with cartoonlike special effects (lots of bongs and boings like pans hitting one another, blips and squeals that sound like a Pac-Man game). All the "song" titles are references to boxing (a motif that Scientist was obviously mining for all it was worth), and all are great individual bits of dub sound that cohere into a meaningful whole. As it says on the LP jacket, "This ya a youthful sound fe come mash y'down." I couldn't agree more. ~ John Dougan


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