Burnt Friedman & The Nu Dub Players ‎– Can't Cool

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Tracklist

Fuck Back 4:27
Fly Your Kite 3:48
Pater Noster 3:51
Dublab Alert 3:18
Life Is Worth Dying For 2:55
Get Things Strait 3:48
Real Abstraction 2:48
Someday My Blues Will Cover The Earth 2:58
Designer Groove 3:29
Get Things Strait Dub 2:39
Five Star Group Travel 3:44
Consider A Bigger Wallet 6:57

Versions (3)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
NON13 Burnt Friedman & The Nu Dub Players Can't Cool(CD, Album) Nonplace NON13 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
NON13 Burnt Friedman & The Nu Dub Players Can't Cool(2x12") Nonplace NON13 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
efa 27313-2, EFA 27313-2, non13 Burnt Friedman & The Nu Dub Players Can't Cool(CD, Album, Unofficial) EFA (2), EFA (2), Nonplace (2) efa 27313-2, EFA 27313-2, non13 Russia 2003 Sell This Version

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scoundrel

scoundrel

November 13, 2007
referencing Can't Cool, CD, Album, NON13

Burnt Friedman's label Nonplace as always specialized in abstract, twitchy dub, so with his album, _Can't Cool_, you'd be right if that's what you were expecting. The crisp funk of "Fuck Back" might not make a lot of logical sense, but it's plenty smart. "Fly Your Kite" is more traditional, with some gruff vocals and sustained ska-esque horns, and "Life Is Worth Dying For" is an almost proto-typical dub track, replete with references to Babylon. But the collaboration with His Name Is Alive, "Someday My Blues Will Cover The Earth," bring the blues to a more uptempo, but no less mysterious, place. "Get Things Strait Dub" has an appealing exotic quality to it, while the closing track, "Consider a Bigger Wallet" has a moody feel that's leavened by the toe-tapping arrangement. If you're going to make dub, might as well make it "nu dub," right?