Adrian Sherwood ‎– Zero Zero One / Pass The Rizla

Green Tea ‎– GTT008
Vinyl, 10"

Tracklist Hide Credits

A Zero Zero One
Written-By – A. Maxwell*, C. Ogilvie*
AA Pass The Rizla (Raw Version)
Featuring – Bim Sherman, Prince Far IWritten-By – A. Maxwell*, B. Alexander*, S. Tailor*




Add Review



July 18, 2012
Finally here’s the first solo outing of the On-U Sound Mastermind and Mixer Supremo himself.
I paid a horrible amount to purchase a copy of this limited to 3000 copies 10“ which come in a dancehall style plain standard soft-sleeve.
„Zero Zero One“ (co-written with C. Oglive) is a fine piece of early Tackhead style with added subtile Rasta flair and ‚found‘ voices only missing the precise beats of Keith LeBlanc.
„Pass The Rizzla“, (co-written with Skip Mcdonald and Sunjay) dives into the realms of heavy bass lines and Dub he’s most famous for. On this he features the „golden“ voices of Bim Sherman (R.I.P.) and Prince Far I (R.I.P.) , the two great singers he had worked with extensively in the past and started On-U Sound in the late 70‘s / early 80‘s.
Both tracks are of course technically excellent but I must admit I hoped for something more challenging. On the other hand the two sides of this single show the two styles he developed and cultivated over the years nicely and it’s good to see him return from the more Roots orientated stuff he seemed to draw all of his attention too lately.

Reviewed for The Brain in 2001.