The Upsetters

Turn and Fire Upsetter Disco Dub

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One of the earliest releases on Henk Targowski's Anachron label, 1989's Turn and Fire brought together the Heptones Disco Dub EP, a Max Romeo disco mix single, and a disco mix single by Lee Perry, who produced all these releases in 1977 at his Black Ark studio.

"Disco Devil," which kicks off the set, is a blistering version of Max Romeo's "Chase the Devil," and while the singer sets off after Satan, Perry and the backing singers Full Experience send the Evil One's disco minions and their dancing fool followers right off the earth.

Romeo's own "Norman" is given further impetus by Perry adding a snippet of a domino game and a strong Jah Lion toast. "Sexy Natty"'s first appearance was on the flip of

this "domino mix" of "Norman," with the singer claiming, as a Rasta, he's not interested in flesh...except when it's offered to him, a rude Rasta number with all the charm of his earlier "Wet Dream" smash. The Heptones' dub versions swallow up the rest of this set, remixes of three re-recordings of Studio One era material, as well as a new number, "Mr President." Besides being subjected to Perry's phenomenal Black Ark treatment, both "President" and

"Crying Over You" boast ferocious Jah Lion toasts. Although all of these numbers have been rounded up on numerous compilations over the years, there's a certain beauty to having these extended mixes and dubs all in one place.