Monday, March 15, 2010

MR FAB "DUB & DUBBER"

"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.