Originally released in 1976 with a microscopically small pressing of 300, Tappa Zukie's dub album is one for the ages and, along with Man Ah Warrior, a necessary purchase for all those who claim to love reggae music. Thankfully, Steve Barrow and all the righteous roots reggae fans at Britain's wonderful Blood and Fire label (the best reggae reissue label on the planet) have re-released this amazing slice of heavy dub for mass consumption. Deep, rumbling bass collides with Lee Perry-like spaciness in a mix that is truly adventurous in the way the best dub recordings are. Zukie, all of 21 when this was cut, has rarely sounded better or wilder. An important piece of musical archaeology.
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AllMusic Review by John Dougan