Produced by Junjo Lawes, backed by the Roots Radics, engineered by Scientist, mixed at King Tubby's 1981: a rhythm lovers dream combination. One of the most smoked out dub albums of all time, Scientist really breaks down into some dark and lurking places in pursuit of the vampires. Most of the rhythm tracks come from the Wailing Souls' equally classic Waterhouse Rock and both were released to big sales on the Greensleeves label. All of the tracks have a really complete feel to them and change up the mood as they go. My favorite is the first one on the second side (Toyan's "Capitol Offense") where Scientist rewinds Toyan's lyrics and fires up the bassline in a soundclash style "Scientist ya too hot..." Great album cover (in case you can't tell, that's Scientist on a boat blasting rhythms at the monsters from behind his mixing console) and the monster theme runs throughout. The first time I realized how crazy this record was I was laying in a hot bath with the record turned up. I had to jump out and rewind. Official Greensleeves double vinyl version includes the original vocal cuts on the second LP and a giant fold-out poster (note: for curious legal reasons, recent Greensleeves pressings credit the album to producer Junjo Lawes instead of Scientist, but it contains the same audio). Recommended.
- black double vinyl pressing
- LP2 contains the original vocal versions
- remastered sound
- includes foldout poster
- original release year: 1981
- music label: Greensleeves Records 2016
reviewed by the mgmnt 08/2005