Plug ‎– Drum 'n' Bass For Papa

Blue Angel Records ‎– ANGEL 1 LP, Blue Angel Records ‎– ANGEL 1LP
2 × Vinyl, LP


A1 Me & Mr Jones 7:07
A2 Drum 'n' Bass For Papa 7:20
A3 Cut 7:18
B1 Feelings 9:15
B2 I Freak Techniques 7:29
C1 The Life Of The Mind 8:10
C2 Subtle (In Your Face) 8:15
C3 Delicious 7:42
D1 DBC 8:56
D2 Maker Of All 8:10

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed BySony
  • Distributed By3MV


  • Written-By [Suggested, Realized & Treated]Luke Vibert


Photo model Frank Vibert.

There is no Cat# on the release apart from a small sticker on the back and the runouts.

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
INTD2-90148 Plug Drum 'n' Bass For Papa + Plug EP's 1, 2 & 3(CD, Album + CD, Comp) Nothing Records, Interscope Records INTD2-90148 US 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
SRCS 8316 Plug Drum 'n' Bass For Papa(CD) Blue Planet Recordings SRCS 8316 Japan 1997 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
I'm pretty sure that I heard that Luke said he had no idea what he was doing when he was producing these early Plug tracks in regards to how to write D&B.


April 7, 2016

for sure (!!!) not a drum'n bass fan: but this album is just magnificent.............


August 15, 2012

I am not gonna get frilly on you all. This is an album I bought on sight when it first came out and is still on rotation in my house. Groundbreaking, fun, and full of soul. Love is not a good enough word. All hail Luke Vibert!


June 11, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

This album changed my musical life. I picked it up after hearing Viberts track on the Ninja Tune compliation Flexistentialism 'Get Your Head Down' in the heady days of 1996. Hard to think that almost 10 years later i'm still raving about this record. I've played it to death and it still never ceases to amaze me with its sheer creativity. The little throwaway samples, the blending of the chinese chopsticks into the vocal "burn a little grass" - stunning. Not to trainspot this to death but i was watching the movie 'Barton Fink' and the scene where John Goodman walks down the hallway on fire screaming "I'll show you the life of the mind" - and bam! I was back to the first time i spun this for a crowd. I've listened to or bought everything 'old vibey' has done since but i think this is his masterwork, its brilliant, intelligent, musically clever and the way I wished drum and bass had gone after 1996.


January 22, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

Not to mention the fact that this album of hits transverses the stratosphere for sheer skill of music production. I always felt that there was an underlying tongue-in-cheek meaning in its title, that it was music your parents (even your grandparents) could love and have a hard time knocking. It's very melodic, not very noisy, and contains elements of the music from an earlier time - hence its tricky title. I have to say this may very well be the quantum epitome of 1990s music, blowing away anything that came out beside it, superseding all techno and all rock and metal forms of any kind in terms of musicianship and listenability and repeated listenability. You know how you buy that record and after twenty listenings you get bored with it and it gets shelved for ten years before you finally take it out again and see if you still like it? I must have listened to this album ten thousand times and I still hear little idiosynchrasies that I like and indeed never caught onto before. Can it be that good? Hands down - YES! It is that good! Listen and learn boys and girls...


April 10, 2002
Luke Vibert purveyor of fine fried funk food. Right now he is blessed with perfect cryogenic cool. But you would never guess it from the unrestrained energy of this album, a raw, clatterbox fusion of jump-up drum'n'bass, heavyweight g-funk grooves and twisted sampladelic vocal fusions, which is quite unlike anything else beeing served up by his contemporaries.