Lee "Scratch" Perry* & The Dub Syndicate* ‎– Jungle

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Other Side
Jungle (Disco Plate) 6:13
This Side
Jungle (Urban Breakdown) 5:07

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September 10, 2012
referencing Jungle, 10", Single, 10SY6, 10 SY6

What can I say about "Jungle"!? This was my first encounter with the great Lee "Scratch" Perry; heard the Disco Plate version on Ranking Miss P on Radio 1; I knew nothing about it except that I loved it - I had a note of the name and title, I got it taped and expected that would be the only way I would be able to hear it, until I was in a local record shop a couple of weeks later (Ainley's of Leicester if I recall correctly) and there it was, that little 10". I grabbed it quick!
The record is absolutely barking mad "I am the future, thunder, ball a' Fire!", . Lee Perry rambles on, makes animal noises "Rastafari says the cat", "Hee-haw says the donkey" while Dub Syndicate lay down a heavy skanking groove - the vibe and production on this are second to none.
A few years later I was overjoyed to find the 12" as well in a sale rack somewhere for just a £1.