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Linton Kwesi Johnson

Bass Culture / LKJ In Dub (rsd 20)


record store day 2020 - green / red 2lp + download

Released: 29th Aug 2020
Available: 29th Aug 2020 18:00


available as part of RSD drop #1, Saturday 29th august 2020

***this is a record store day 2020 release. Stock will be available on a 1st come 1st served basis, strictly 1 per customer. As we currently don’t know how we will be trading on each of these drop dates, please keep checking here for up to date info: We will fully celebrate these releases & will make them available to you safely, one way or another. All remaining stock for this drop will be made available online at 6pm, 29/08/20

40th anniversary 2-LP edition of ‘dub poet’ Linton Kwesi Johnson’s classic 1980 album, released on Island Records, with additional LP – ‘LKJ in Dub’, featuring dub versions of tracks from Bass Culture and previous studio LP ‘Forces Of Victory’.

Produced by Linton Kwesi Johnson and the legendary Dennis Bovell (‘Blackbeard’), the album is a fierce, politically-charged view of Britain at the time. The music however is both highly accessible and experimental, going beyond traditional reggae arrangements to include free jazz and avant-garde elements.Remastered at Abbey Road, released on heavyweight coloured vinyl: GREEN for 'Bass Culture' / RED for 'LKJ In Dub'. Features expanded artwork in a bespoke gatefold sleeve. Both albums out of print on vinyl for years. Includes download card.

Bass Culture / LKJ In Dub (rsd 20)


  1. Bass Culture
  2. Street 66
  3. Reggae fi Peach
  4. Di Black Petty Booshwah
  5. inglan Is a Bitch
  6. Loraine
  7. Reggae Sounds
  8. Two Sides of Silence
  9. Victorious Dub
  10. Reality [dub]
  11. Peach Dub
  12. Shocking [dub]
  13. Iron Bar Dub
  14. Bitch Dub
  15. Cultural Dub
  16. Brain Smashing Dub