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Bass Culture
Linton Kwesi Johnson
Bass Culture
Genres: World Music, Pop
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1980 album for politically charged reggae artist & dub poet. Includes the songs 'Street 66', 'Bass Culture' and 'Regga Fi Peach'. Universal.


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All Artists: Linton Kwesi Johnson
Title: Bass Culture
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Universal I.S.
Release Date: 4/1/1991
Album Type: Import
Genres: World Music, Pop
Style: Reggae
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 042284657624


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1980 album for politically charged reggae artist & dub poet. Includes the songs 'Street 66', 'Bass Culture' and 'Regga Fi Peach'. Universal.

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Chris Petersen | San Jose, CA USA | 03/09/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this album in college when I was exploring the reggae world. I had explored the mainstream bands from Jamaica - Marley, Tosh and Cliff. I started exploring offbeat reggae and would occasionally pick up some gems. This album was very different. I found myself enjoying his style the more I listened to it. Johnson is equally a Poet and a Musician. He speaks more than he sings. However, the band he has is quite good. He has a really good deep voice as well. I was intrigued enough by his music/poetry to go see him live at UC Berkeley campus. I don't remember much about it though. It wasn't a bad show bad as I recall. I don't remember his band being nearly as good live, as on the studio album. It was probably a different band. He was very political and fit right in at Berkeley.

There are a couple of standout songs on the album. The song "Inglan is a Bitch" is good and Loraine is excellent. The rest of the album is pleasant enough.

If you're into poetry, I believe this album is a worthy purchase. If you're a reggae fan, I would consider this a bit on the fringes. If you would like to explore this artist, this would have to be one of his best efforts. If you're not into reggae or poetry - skip it."
Sublime moments of dub poetry
Mitch Bernstein | New York, NY United States | 02/09/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"yeah, this is some nice *$#! with Linton mixing up a more mellow tone throughout the album. its definitely not as militant as his first two discs, but that doesn't make it better/worse. As always, the lyrics/poems are top-nahtch... Street 66 has a couple of dreads fixing for a fight with the fuzz, and the final tune moves beyond the dub roots to embrace free jazz... definitely a winner.If you already know LKJ, you'll love this disc...if you don't start with the anthology double disc which has all of these tracks + 2 other albums, dub cuts and great liner notes."
A classic
Ian R. Bruce | Natick, MA United States | 11/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Johnson is a "dub poet", so don't expect the lilting sweetness of much popular reggae - his songs come with a message, and his lyrics transcend the genre.
That said, this is a wonderful album filled with great songs that still sound fresh and relevant 25 years later. Buy it."