Dub Me Crazy!!
Released: Jan 1982
Label: Ariwa Sounds
Born in Guyana and moving, at the age of 20, to London, Mad Professor exemplifies dub reggae's diasporic spread. Maybe it was geographic distance from the Jamaican source that set his music apart: While clearly influenced by the likes of Lee "Scratch" Perry and King Tubby, he emerged on his debut album with a more Spartan take on dub tradition, with skeletal guitars and plinky Casios fleshed out in mind-bending electronic ripples. "Psychologically Yours" tells you everything you need to know about his approach, with weird pings moving like trepanning drills through bone-dry lovers' rock.
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