African Head Charge - Enviornmental Holes & Drastic Tracks: 1981 - 1986

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African Head Charge - Enviornmental Holes & Drastic Tracks: 1981 - 1986

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Info5CD Box25th November 2016

Inspired by Eno’s “vision of a psychedelic Africa”, English dub producer Adrian Sherwood and master Jamaican percussionist Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah have collaborated on a series of studio experiments under the African Head Charge moniker for over 35 years.

+ Plus 24 page booklet with photos and sleevenotes by Steve Barker (On The Wire)
+ 8 of the unreleased tracks on disc 5 available concurrently on vinyl as Return Of The Crocodile LP (other 3 tracks released previously as part of the Record Store Day 10” Super Mystic Brakes)

This anthology documents the white hot heat of their first 5 years over 5 discs:

DISC 1: MY LIFE IN A HOLE IN THE GROUND (1981)
01. Elastic Dance
02. Family Doctoring
03. Stebeni’s Theme
04. The Race (Part 1)
05. Crocodile Shoes
06. Stone Charge
07. Far Away Chant
08. Primal One Drop
09. Hole In The Roof

DISC 2: ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (1982)
01. Crocodile Hand Luggage
02. Dinosaur’s Lament
03. Beri Beri
04. Snakeskin Tracksuit
05. High Protein Snack
06. In A Trap
07. Breeding Space
08. Primitive
09. Latin Temperament

DISC 3: DRASTIC SEASON (1983)
01. Timbuktu Express
02. I Want Water
03. Bazaar
04. African Hedge Hog
05. Depth Charge
06. Fruit Market
07. Snake In The Hole
08. Many Generations

DISC 4: OFF THE BEATEN TRACK (1986)
01. Off The Beaten Track
02. Some Bizarre
03. Belinda
04. Language & Mentality
05. Throw It Away
06. Conspiring
07. Release The Doctor
08. Down Under Again
09. Over The Sky
10. Good Thing (bonus track)

DISC 5: UNRELEASED TRACKS & VERSION EXCURSIONS
Return Of The Crocodile
01. Makola Market
02. Snake In The Goal
03. Conspired
04. Slippery Heel
05. Further Off The Track
06. More Bizarre
07. Doctor Find
08. Low Protein Snack
Super Mystic Brakes
09. Beri Version
10. Realigned Dub
11. The Race (Part 2


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