"Dub & Dubber" is now back up - probably the best of my '90s/recorded-on-8-track-cassette primitive years. It's mostly live synths played over instrumentals taken from hip-hop 12" singles with, as you may have guessed by the title, a strong reggae influence.
When I transferred the tapes to mp3 and posted them on-line back in '04, one of the first great music blogs 'Spoilt Victorian Child' raved about it, calling it "genius." A lot of stuff on this album still sounds pretty darn cool to my ears. And some doesn't. Ah, well. Let me know what you think...
Mr Fab - "Dub and Dubber"
1. Code's Megadub: Schooly D "Code's Megamix" vs Silvertones "Merry Merry Christmas Time" (dub mix)
2. Mod Bovyin: Beastie Boys "Body Movin'"
3. SKAmwhere My Love: Mrs Miller "Somewhere My Love"
4. Hock Lard Knife: Jay-Z "Hard Knock Life," Pere Ubu "Blow Daddy-O"
5. Dub Wrong: Biggie Smalls "Dead Wrong"
6. Rock The Delay: RUN-DMC "Rock The House," Serge Gainsbourgh "Des Lais"
7. I'm the Yeah You: Beastie Boys "The Maestro"
8. Aromatic Prawns: Sammy Davis Jr "I Am Over 25 (But You Can Trust Me)"
9. Bathroom Freak Now: American Standard Co. "My Bathroom," Red Hot Chili Peppers "Give It Away," Missy Elliot "Get Yr Freak On"
10. DubButt: E.U. "Da Butt"
11. They Don't Know Mr Fab Don't Go For That: De La Soul "They Don't Know That The Soul Don't Go For That"
12. Pee Wee's Dub: Joeski Love "Pee Wee's Dance"
13. Lunar Luau Dub: Marty Gold/Walter Sear "Good Night," Portishead "Wandering Star," drums: John Bonham
14. Charm School Adagio: "Charm With Cents" - a "charm school" record
15. City of Devil Dreams: "Exorcism" from Halloween sound-fx record, David Rose "City of Sleeping Dreams"
16. Dub Within The System
Mostly recorded late '90s, early '00s: turntable, floppy-disc sampler, 8-track tape recorder, analog synths, percussion, drum programming.