CB 200


CB 200
Sealed, Long Out Of Print, Limited Edition 180gm HQ Import. “Although His Christian Name Was Lester Bullock, It Is Under The Gangster-Inspired Moniker That The Jamaican Toaster Dillinger Gained Prominence During The Early 1970s. He Followed In The Footsteps Of Dennis Alcapone, Another Kingston-Based Deejay. His First International Release Was C.B. 200 (1977) -- The Make And Model Of His Honda Motorcycle. Tucked Within The Tricky Rhymes And Seemingly Effortless Patois Are Strong And Incisive Observations Of Western Culture. Chiefly, The Anti-Drug Anthem "Cokane In My Brain" -- With A Primary Rhythm Ironically Adopted From The B.T. Express' Hit "Do It ('Til Your Satisfied)." The Title And Chorus Are Direct Descendants Of The North American "Cocaine Blues" Folk Ballad -- As Brought To Prominence By Dave Van Ronk And Then Subsequently Adapted As "Take A Whiff On Me" By The Byrds. However, Dillinger's Call-And-Response Takes A Direct Aim On The New York Lifestyle As The Austere Lyrics Proclaim "No Matter How I Treat My Guest/They Always Like My Kitchen Best/'Cause I've Cocaine/Runnin' Around My Brain" And "How Do You Spell New York?/ A Knife, A Fork, A Bottle And A Cork/That's The Way We Spell New York." Dillinger Also Explores Other Mid-'70s Cultural Icons, Such As Football [Read: Soccer] On The Hazy Mid-Tempo "Natty Kick Like Lightning," Or More 'Us Vs. Them' Social Commentary On "Buckingham Palace." The Lyrics Describe The Clash Between The English Crowned Figureheads And The Divine Providence Of The Pro-Ganja Rastas. Of Note Is The Combined Force Of Dillinger And His Deejay Contemporary Trinity On The Closer "Crankface." The Two Parties Would Become Fiercely Competitive Rivals In The Ensuing Years When Dillinger Became The Toaster Of Choice For The U.K.'S Burgeoning Punk Community.” Lindsay Planer, AMG.

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  • Artist: Dillinger
  • Genre: Reggae
  • Type: Audiophile - LP
  • Label: Simply Vinyl
  • Catalog ID: SVLP 188
  • Country ID: UK
  • Our ID: 85100

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