Dub Pistols – Worshipping The Dollar
Posted by Hunter on Tue, 10 Jul 2012.
The London based dub music and big beat band are back with their 5th album in a career that has spanned 14 years and has seen them remix work for the likes of Moby, Crystal Method, Limp Bizkit, and Ian Brown, as well as working hard in the studio on their own tracks. On the 9th of July they were confirmed as the final headline act for Off The Tracks Summer Festival, and will close the main stage on Saturday night.
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Highlights? Opening track "Alive" is a thumping club anthem wannabe with a nice reggae touch courtesy of "Red Star Lion". With a sweet groove to it, it's sure to get the dance floor moving. "West End Story" has the customary overkill of reverb before giving away to some highly critical / political rapping courtesy of Akala – Ms Dynamite's brother, whilst maintaining the syncopated reggae feel. "Mucky Weekends" melodically doesn't quite do it for me, tending more towards drum and bass, but the sarcastic initial "dialogue" is the focal point for what is a savagely hedonistic track, which may be seen as some as overly clichéd...
The remainder of the album does ok, but it's the initial few tracks that for me personally standout. On paper the sheer diversity of influences should arguably end in disaster, but defying all odds the Dub Pistols somehow seem to come up with the goods. However, if I'm being brutally honest, if you were to ever buy a Dub Pistols album and could only choose the one, you'd be best opting for "Rum and Coke".
You can find our more about the Dub Pistols here: http://dubpistolsmusic.co.uk/