Singers & Players 'War Of Words' LP
• Originally released on legendary imprint 99 Records in 1981, ‘War Of Words’ is the classic debut album by Singers & Players, a loose collective featuring top Jamaican deejays Prince Far I and Jah Woosh, plus members of The Arabs and Roots Radics. The mic is dominated on this record by the sweet vocals of cover star Bim Sherman.
• Whilst very much based on a dub reggae blueprint, the record also features Keith Levene from Public Image Limited on guitar and Ari Up from The Slits on backing vocals.
• Kingston sound system culture as viewed through the prism of the London post-punk squat scene and championed by the quintessential downtown NYC no wave record label.
• The track ‘Reaching The Bad Man’ was a highlight of the recent compilation ‘Sherwood At The Controls Volume One: 1979 – 1984’ and is very much a product of that era of Adrian Sherwood’s leftfield experiments with the possibilities of dub.
• Re-cut at Dubplates & Mastering in Berlin for maximum bass pressure.
• Includes a fold-out poster insert and download card.
Catalogue number: ONULP5
Label: On-U Sound