Friday, March 25, 2011

Friday afternoon dub

Found this via Your Heart Out blog. Absolutely gorgeous, very mad dub version of Feel Like Making Love. Heavy, heavy sounds. By Elizabeth Archer and the Equators. Story below from Your Heart Out's post...

"... the strange story of Lightning Records ... completely defies the prevailing narrative about small labels in the late '70s. It was not a media insider's plaything. It was a genuine small business, and openly opportunistic.

"It had a bizarrely mixed catalogue (novelty numbers, football anthems, punk cash-ins) but it also picked up on and made available widely some of the greatest reggae records ever, and through a WEA distribution deal had some massive hits, including Dennis Brown's Money In My Pocket and Althea & Donna's Uptown Top Ranking. ... The only other place I have seen Elizabeth's name is as a backing singer on Prince Far I's Cry Tuff Chapter 3, along with Ari Up and Viv Goldman."

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