Bass Culture

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Bass Culture
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Studio album by
Released9 May 1980 (UK)
StudioGooseberry Sound Studios, London
GenreDub poetry
Length31:28
LabelIsland
ProducerLinton Kwesi Johnson
Dennis "Blackbeard" Bovell
Linton Kwesi Johnson chronology
Forces of Victory
(1979)
Bass Culture
(1980)
LKJ in Dub
(1980)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]

Bass Culture is an album by dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson, released in 1980 on the Island Records label. It was produced by Linton Kwesi Johnson and Dennis Bovell (credited as Blackbeard).

The track "Reggae fi Peach" laments the death of Blair Peach, an activist who was killed in London during a clash with police officers while protesting with the Anti-Nazi League against a British National Front meeting in 1979.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Linton Kwesi Johnson

  1. "Bass Culture" – 6:04
  2. "Street 66" – 3:43
  3. "Reggae fi Peach" – 3:09
  4. "Di Black Petty Booshwah" – 3:36
  5. "Inglan Is a Bitch" – 5:26
  6. "Loraine" – 4:08
  7. "Reggae Sounds" – 3:09
  8. "Two Sides of Silence" – 2:13

Personnel[edit]

  • Linton Kwesi Johnson - vocals
  • Floyd Lawson (tracks: 1, 6), Vivian Weathers (tracks: 2-5, 7-8) - bass
  • Lloyd "Jah Bunny" Donaldson (tracks: 1, 3-8), Winston Curniffe (track: 2) - drums, percussion
  • John Kpiaye - guitar
  • Dennis Bovell, Webster Johnson - keyboards
  • Dick Cuthell, Henry "Buttons" Tenyue - flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Julio Finn - harmonica
  • Clinton Bailey, Everald "Fari" Forrest - percussion
  • James Danton - alto saxophone
  • Henry "Buttons" Tenyue - tenor saxophone
  • Rico - trombone
Technical
  • Dennis Bovell - engineer, mixing
  • John Caffrey, Mark Angelo Lusardi - engineer
  • Dennis Morris - sleeve concept and design

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