Super Ape

The Upsetters - Super Ape
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Based on 44 ratings
Liked by 4 people
1976 / Release Date
LP / Format
Island / Label
Dub, Roots Reggae / Genres
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[Genre: Dub]

Yeah, this was a nice listen! I'm no real expert on reggae music or even just dub music in general, but for what it is I didn't really dislike much about this. Didn't blow me away, but it's mostly just a pretty relaxed and enjoyable reggae album with quite a psychedelic touch. And for that, this album gets... a hearty thumbs up.

favourite tracks: Zion Touch, Underground, Dub Along
least favourite: Black Vest

Summary: They Took A Dub (sorry, I had to)
This is a clear improvement compared to 'Revolution Dub', but still is not *there* yet. It has some chill, groovy songs, such as "Curly Dub", "Three in One", "Dub Along", and the title track. To most of the rest, I can apply my complaints directed to 'Revolution Dub', but with fewer proportions: it's sort of too slow, lazy, I don't know... Perry's production is quite better, even though the music doesn't sound so neat to my ears. 'Super Ape' is too rudimentary and ... read more
nothing can stop me from calling things that clearly arent shoegaze, but have some mild instrumental layering, shoegaze anyway
Lee "Scratch" Perry was instrumental in making reggae dub. His studio band was the Upsetters. Their best album is believed to be Super Ape. Whether or not it's the best, it's certainly very nice.

Also, it's great that often when life turns around in one way, it starts to turn around in many ways. Or maybe I'm just a momentum sort of guy, chhapad phaadke as they say in Hindi; when things go up they soar, when they go down they sink. I hope that isn't true: I'd love for some ... read more
The cover alone demands a listen
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Added on: June 28, 2015