Original Hard Core
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4||Backing : 4/5||Production : 4/5||Sound quality : 4/5||Sleeve : 3|
Shabba Ranks (real name Rexter Gordon, 1965, St. Ann's, Jamaica) dominated reggae music in the late eighties and early nineties. His recordings for Bobby Digtal, King Jammy and Gussie Clarke were immensely popular, and after signing up with Epic Records in late 1990, his album "Raw as Ever" won him a US Grammy in 1991. He scored some crossover hits (e.g. Housecall with Maxie Priest), and has remained a strong fanatic following. |
"Hard Core" collects his finest works for Gussie Clarke. All tracks still sound as fresh as they did several years ago, but there's probably nothing here that long time fans of the original "Hard Core man" won't already know, love and own.