Basement 5 were a reggae punk fusion band from London founded in 1978. Their first vocalist was Winston Fergus, then Don Letts. One of their early performances was a support for Public Image Lt. s London debut at the Rainbow on Christmas Day 1978. Following this, they recorded their début album, 1965-1980, with record producer Martin Hannett, releasing it on 11 August. On the first day of recording the album, the existing drummer known as Anthony "Bigga" Thompson walked out of the session. The band was in shock. The sessions also yielded dub versions of several of the main tracks, released on 31 October as In Dub. "Last White Christmas" was released in time for Christmas (1 December), as a 12" and 7" (the latter in Christmas wrapping paper with a silver sticker of the band logo). The band broke up shortly thereafter, with several members forming Urban Shakedown.
Complete your Basement 5 collection. 1965-1980" has everything: starting with a super-modern sleeve design, a cutting, even violent Martin Hannett production, a handfull of tight songs, blending punk, a solid dub bass/rhythm section, some twangy guitar overtones, monotone voice with quite an agit prop awarneness in the lyrics: "No Ball Games" kicks ass, as does "Heavy Traffic".
Digipack sleeve includes 12 page booklet featuring rare and unseen images.
Listen to music from Basement 5 like Last White Christmas, Immigration & more. Basement 5 was a post-punk reggae band from London, UK founded in 1978 as "The Basements". The band's vocalist was Winston Fergus, then Don Letts and in 1979 photographer Dennis Morris. The drums were finally played by Richard Dudanski who had formerly played in The 101'ers and Public Image Ltd. The songs reflected the situation of young people in Great Britain in the era of Maggie Thatcher: youth unemployment, strikes, racism, poverty of the working class.
The long forgotten yet seminal work of Basement 5 on CD for the first time in 25 Years. The CD includes both 1965-1980 and In Dub with rare and unseen images and quotes. The album were produced by sonic alchemist Martin Hannett
Performer:Basement 5 Genre: Rock / Reggae Title: 1965 - 1980 / Basement 5 In Dub Released: 1992 Style: Dub, Punk MP3 version ZIP size: 1318 mb FLAC version RAR size: 1325 mb Rating: 4.3 Votes: 510 Other Formats: MIDI WAV AA DMF WAV ASF AAC
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