Double Seven by The Upsetters
is a totally bonkers album. It is 1974 and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry is
experimenting with synthesisers (an ARP 2600 and a Mini Moog)and eating
far too much K F C for his own good - as immortalised in the opening
song. Check out frying sizzle at the start, along with some other
seriously bizarre sounds he has thrown into this great track.
Kentucky Skank - The Upsetters
Another highlight for me is the following pop gem, ( originally done by the Chi-Lites, fact fans!) with a tight, soulful sound.
We Are Neighbours - David Isaacs
morning on of our neighbours woke us up with Madonna’s ‘Papa Don’t
Preach’ at 5 am. Maybe I should point my speakers out of my window and
enter into the ‘sound clash’ spirit. I would probably choose this album
to pump out in his direction across the neighbourhood. The bass would
carry brilliantly and the freakish nature of the songs and production
would be sufficiently irritating to drive my foe to distraction.
Alternatively, I could go round and beat him senseless with his shit record collection.
Stay tuned to see which option I plump for.
Buy Double Seven