May 15, 2010

The Ital Surgeon

Dr Alimantado - Best Dressed Chicken In Town (Greensleeves, 1978)

"Best Dressed Chicken In Town" is a compilation of the best of the Doc's music from 1973-76, and the title track is the most outstanding track of all on this album. It was recorded by Lee Perry in 1974 in the then new Black Ark Studio. Perry and the Doc used the rhythm track of Horace Andy's "Ain't No Sunshine" and created three minutes of musical madness. The song was put in the meat chopper, echoes and heavy basses were added, and tapes were speeded up and down until the whole thing became a whirlpool of sound. All of the songs on this album are dub-inflected tracks and prove a potent combination, but this still is an underrated roots masterpiece."



  1. You cant fuck with a cover like that.

  2. thanks man, always on the lookout for good roots that doesn't bang on dub a dub dub... ites! js.

  3. This is one of my desert island discs as I would say

  4. Best Dressed Chicken: 7 inch orange vinyl, B side - Can't Conquer Natty Dreadlocks. Some phenomenal memories associated with that.