Creation Rebel 'Psychotic Jonkanoo' LP
Pre-order. Due 29th March.
First time available on vinyl since 1982. Psychotic Jonkanoo was the
sixth Creation Rebel album in three years, originally licensed to the
post-punk oriented Glaswegian label Statik. Another solid set of killer
dub, albeit less instrumentally inclined than their previous efforts and
more focussed on militant-style conscious chants. Bandleader Crucial
Tony was aided on the vocal front by harmonies from other group
members, in a style reminiscent of Black Uhuru, plus the occasional guest such as John Lydon of the Sex Pistols and Public Image Limited providing backing harmony (!) on “Mother Don’t Cry”, and the legendary Deadly Headley Bennett adding saxophone to the opening track.
“Anybody searching Adrian Sherwood's catalogue for an easy point of entry would do well to start here, and everyone else can simply applaud Psychotic Jonkanoo as the last truly great roots reggae album of the 1980s.” All Music
Catalogue number: ONULP4
Label: On-U Sound