Pecker – Pecker Power Part Two
Some usual dub stylings for you today from the acclaimed Japanese percussionist Pecker. Released in 1980, the LP Pecker Power was the result of the sometime Yellow Magic Orchestra collaborator asking a certain Bob Marley whether he would be interested in recording a dub/reggae album. Bob thought it was a great idea and despite not appearing on the record, he sent his mates Sly & Robbie, Augustus Pablo, Rico Rodriguez, Mikey Chung, Aston Barrett, Earl ‘Wire’ Lindo and Carlton (phew!) down to help out instead. Pecker Power Part 1 can be found here.
The record is now considered one of dub’s finest, with its brooding fusion of avant-garde recording techniques with authentic reggae rawness. Jamaica meets Japan with “jammin’” results. (Sorry)