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||North 11th Skank||Roots Control||5:20||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Great Train Robbery||Roots Control||5:14||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||High Plains Drifter||Roots Control||4:56||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Theme from Dread Western||Roots Control||5:28||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||The Dub Posse Rides Again||Roots Control||4:41||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Tumbleweed||Roots Control||6:59||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Medicine Man Dub||Roots Control||4:55||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Tuff Gong||Roots Control||3:11||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||For a Few Dubs More||Roots Control||3:45||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||The Dub Also Rises||Roots Control||5:44||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Roots Control||Roots Control||5:57||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
Do not be alarmed by the album title, by the faux-Western cover design (yes, those are blunts tucked up next to the cowboy boot) or by song titles like "Tumbleweed" and "The Dub Posse Rides Again." Try to bear in mind that Lee "Scratch" Perry Himself once mined themes like these and somehow managed to produce immortal reggae as a result. It didn't sound quite like this, however. Roots Control (C Skiz and Likkle Jer) ride for the Brooklyn brand, so whereas the Upsetter put Western themes to the service of an elastic, loping rock steady groove, these guys are all about bass. "Great Train Robbery" is pretty much nothing but sloppy drums and a simplistic, but surprisingly effective, bassline; "Medicine Man Dub" is built on a slow rockers beat with a few shreds of keyboard and the occasional disembodied voice thrown in; "Tuff Gong" varies the percussion texture but maintains a slow, shuddering bass sound. Likkel Jer's voice is a bit whiny, but he doesn't use it much-mostly he's content to just lay down good, solid, meat-and-potatoes reggae and to dub it up tastefully. The result is some of the best reggae ever to come out of Brooklyn.