Album review
Fire In Dub
Lee "Scratch" Perry
Ariwa Sounds

Tracking list

  1. Working girl (Angry mix)
  2. Can't control the African (Angry mix)
  3. Don't try to capsize I (Angry mix)
  4. Denise the bitch
  5. Fire 'pon de witch
  6. Don't try to capsize I
  7. Working girl dub
  8. Can't control the African
  9. No stick for Denise
  10. Dub 'pon de street
  11. Witches are funny
  12. Na go with ravenkiller
  13. Keep on learning dub
  14. Covetious girl
  15. I won't dub you
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : - Backing : 5 Production : 4/5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 4

Dub companion set to Lee "Scratch" Perry's recent "Dub Fire" release, with three bonus tracks included as well. Although not usual the album actually opens with the bonus part, thus more or less confirming the reputation of such unpredictable geniuses as Scratch and the Mad Professor. This "Fire In Dub" doesn't showcase the heavy, experimental and mindblowing dub outings which are known and loved from Mad Professor's solo projects. Of course, we are served with Lee Perry and backing vocals floating in and out the rhythm tracks with the inevitable echo effects added as well. However, the overall impression is that the Mad Professor has delivered a more modest, straightforward dub album and there's nothing wrong with that. The most adventurous and thrilling part are the first three, so-called raw mix (bonus) tracks.
Note: This album features the new warbler effect that makes your bass sound as if it's walking out of your speakers.

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