Lightning Head

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Although arguably better known as one-half of Augustus Pablo-celebrating dub dabblers Rockers Hi-Fi, Glyn Bush retired to the English countryside after the release of the band's third studio album to concentrate on his solo material. This album for the Jazzanova-affiliated Best Seven imprint is the result -- following in the skanked footsteps of the "Me and Me Princess" 7", where Bush reinvented himself as a world-wise master of ceremonies who charged his Caribbean influences with lively South American touches and a dash of batucuda. Having taken his new moniker from a Lee Perry interview and tipped his hat to Jamaica's best-known recording premises in the title, this is an album which is aware of its history -- with the 13 tracks ranging from the authenticity of "Still a Move" to a wonderfully jaunty cover of Jean-Jacques Perrey's "E.V.A," where steel drums replace the Moog in an Earl Zinger-inspired touch of class. The aforementioned "Me and Me Princess" is here in all its glory, though it is Colliston White's irresistible delivery and the bold brass section of the Afro-beat "Superfunky Bird" that provide the highlight of an enjoyable album.

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