Clint Eastwood / General Saint

Stop That Train

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Tag-team DJ duos (as opposed to the more common and popular singer-DJ duo format) were quite unusual when this pair emerged in the late '70s, and they remain so today. But Clint Eastwood (younger brother of the legendary DJ Trinity) and General Saint proved that it could work, and if Stop That Train didn't achieve quite the success that Two Bad D.J. had, it was nevertheless a solid effort with several excellent tracks and filler that stopped short of being killer but was nevertheless perfectly serviceable for most dancehall needs. This reissue adds three discomix versions to the original program, as well as some interesting liner notes. Highlights include the duo's version of the classic rocksteady title track (the song for which the pair is still remembered) and a dark, edgy original number titled "Monkey Man" (not to be confused with the classic Toots Hibbert ska anthem of the same name). Less memorable are the awkwardly swinging "Stop Jack" and a slightly less awkwardly skanking take on Leonard Dillon's "Everything Crash." The backing tracks are by Inity Rockers, and are rock-solid throughout. Recommended.

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