Plug ‎– Drum 'n' Bass For Papa + Plug EP's 1, 2 & 3

Nothing Records ‎– INTD2-90148, Interscope Records ‎– INTD2-90148
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Drum 'n' Bass For Papa
1-01 Me & Mr Jones 7:07
1-02 Drum 'n' Bass For Papa 7:20
1-03 Cut ('97 Remix) 8:02
1-04 Feelings 9:15
1-05 I Freak Techniques 7:29
1-06 Delicious 7:42
1-07 DBC 8:56
1-08 Maker Of All 8:09
1-09 A Subtle Blend 8:35
Plug Ep's 1, 2 & 3
2-01 6.07 6:02
2-02 7.44 7:42
2-03 7.10 7:11
2-04 3.41 3:42
2-05 Military Jazz 7:37
2-06 Pitch Bender 5:12
2-07 Cheesy (Gigolo Mix) 4:57
2-08 Cheesy (Amen Mix) 4:58
2-09 Brave Lick 8:19
2-10 Tuff Rinse 7:58
2-11 Versatile 10:29

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CD1 is a rerelease of Drum 'n' Bass For Papa, with the tracks 'Cut' and 'Subtle' replaced with remixed versions, and 'The Life Of The Mind' omitted completely due to potential sample issues.
CD2 is a compilation of the vinyl Plug EPs, leaving out 'Cheesy (Pic 'n' Mix)' from Plug 2 and 'Crib Funk' from Plug 3. The track titles for 'Tuff Rinse' and 'Versatile' are reversed.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 606949014827
  • Barcode (Text): 6 06949 01482 7
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1): INTD2-90148ARE1 0339407452 MFG BY UNIVERSAL
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 2): INTD2-90148B 0338507438 MFG BY UNIVERSAL
  • Mastering SID Code (CD 1 & 2): IFPI L721
  • Mould SID Code (CD 1): IFPI 2A35
  • Mould SID Code (CD 2): ifpi 2A40

Other Versions (5 of 12) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ANGEL 1 CD Plug Drum'N'Bass For Papa(CD, Album) Blue Angel Records ANGEL 1 CD UK 1996 Sell This Version
SRCS 8316 Plug Drum 'n' Bass For Papa(CD) Blue Planet Recordings SRCS 8316 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
ANGEL 1 LP Plug Drum 'n' Bass For Papa(2xLP, Promo, W/Lbl) Blue Angel Records ANGEL 1 LP UK 1996 Sell This Version
ANGEL 1 LP, ANGEL 1LP Plug Drum 'n' Bass For Papa(2xLP) Blue Angel Records, Blue Angel Records ANGEL 1 LP, ANGEL 1LP UK 1996 Sell This Version
PLAN 1 CD Plug Drum 'n' Bass For Papa(CD, Album) Blue Planet Recordings PLAN 1 CD UK 1997 Sell This Version


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September 2, 2017
edited about 1 year ago

This freakin' album, man. One of my best friends traded this CD to me when we were living and working together immediately after high school, back in 1998. I loved the album then, but it followed me throughout my hard raver days, into my early 20s and beyond. This was and still is my absolute #1 favorite jungle/DnB album of all time, simply because I am now 37 years old and every time I listen to it, everything still seems so fresh and innovative; so creative and DEEP. To this day, 20 years after its release, I still lose myself completely in this music, almost to the point where I am no longer me - I am the music itself, and it makes my body move, my mind wander and my spirit fly. An absolute classic, and a pivotal album to my very being.


December 9, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
Junglists don't fear, this album is plenty heavy on the amen breaks... not so often looped as tastefully chopped and edited. Check out 'drum & bass for papa', 'feelings' and 'a subtle blend' for example. Strangely, years later these are still particularly resonant tunes for me from an album of favourites. Also on the EPs, you'll find plenty of even more heavily edited amens in 'military jazz' and 'cheesy (amen mix)' [though I'm not sure about that last one...]
nuff amen presha for ya?


October 20, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
You can't go wrong at all on this album. Every single song has crazy FLAVOUR! the samples are very nostalgic remenesing 70's R&B vibes with dark kung fu errie sounds with Pure luke vibert wackyness. Has the oldschool Drum n bass sound to it which most people would find annoying, however he turns this bitch inside out to be a helluva fun ear ride!. With a listen you notice how much effort and feeling went into this. i've been listening to this cd for 8 years it's just banging top to bottom.


July 18, 2003
Easily my favorite work by Luke Vibert. His tuff as Plug warps the average concept of drum n bass into a free for all jazzy funk experience. The EP's are all amazing tracks and can be associated with his Wagon Christ work through various samples and breaks. An overal amazing collection of songs and my overall favorite drum n bass album ever.


September 16, 2001
edited over 17 years ago

This album is incredible. This is drum n bass at its best. The tracks with numbers for titles are the best. The best part is, as far as I can tell, Vibert doesn't even need amen breaks throughout this whole album and it's still one of the best ones out there.


September 12, 2001
edited over 17 years ago
Yep - Luke Vibert (a.k.a. Wagon Christ) dishes up the goods nicely here. Think 'easilly accessable Squarepusher' and you're getting there. Every track worth a listen and serves to show those stick in the muds that drum 'n bass can be creative despite the pace. 'DBC' stands out as my favourite track on the album, but it is up against some stiff competition - 99/100.


June 17, 2001
edited over 17 years ago
This is a landmark crazy collection of tracks I always recommend for any friend who gets a hard-on from punchy jazzy drum 'n' bass. Plug layers in gorgeous upright bass, vibes, cheesy but somehow soulful 50's jingle-like string loops... Some on the slower side 155 bpm, nothing faster than 165 if I remember right.

Very listenable, and also performs pretty well at a party... A++ on this album.