Just several years ago, I really wasn’t at all into reggae. I was browsing through a jam band fan site and came across the album, Rids The World Of The Evil Curse Of The Vampires. The cover art by Tony McDermott just screamed out as something wild and crazy. I’m always down to try out new music and I was instantly down to check this out.
I played it in the background as I was oing other thing on the computer. Almost instantly, the riddims shot through me. That deep bass, the spacy soundscapes, everything about the music clicked with me. DUB. Holy cow! Fantastic album all the way through, but the final song really sealed the deal. “Ghost of Frankenstein” is now one of my all-time favorite songs.
Since that brief exposure to en entirely overlooked genre, I’ve been buying all the Scientist albums I can find. Amazing artist! Also, my love of the entire expanse of reggae has opened up and I’ve listened to hundreds of different albums and artists. So much great music I’d never known. No, not everything is great, but I’m forever thankful to this 1981 classic for a huge swath of my musical fandom.