The Upsetters ‎– Rhythm Shower

Get On Down ‎– GET57012-LPA
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue


A1 Dellinger* Tighten Up
A2 Sir Lord Comic Django Shoots First
A3 The Upsetters Uncle Charley
A4 The Upsetters Sokup
A5 The Upsetters Double Power
A6 The Upsetters Lover Ver.
B1 The Upsetters Rumpelsteelkin
B2 Dellinger* Skanking
B3 The Upsetters Kuchy Skank
B4 Dellinger* Connection
B5 The Upsetters Opperation

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Issued in plain kraft board jackets, with liner notes and barcode provided on an obi which wraps around the jacket spine (not the more typical loop sash).

℗ 1974 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side One): GET 57012-A NRP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Two): GET 57012-B NRP
  • Barcode (UPC): 664425701210

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
IBL 135 Upsetter* Rhythm Shower(LP, Album) Upsetter IBL 135 Jamaica 1973 Sell This Version
TBL 195 The Upsetter Rhythm Shower(LP, Album, Promo, TP, W/Lbl) Upsetter TBL 195 UK 1973 Sell This Version


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October 31, 2019

In my opinion, this Get on Down reissue of "Rhythm Shower" isn't as bad as folks are making it out to be. It's not perfect by any means, but it certainly gets the job done for a decent repress of an otherwise underrated and difficult to find album. The sound is definitely not as bad as people are saying, having compared it to the recent CD reissue from Trojan with 4 Upsetters albums that were released on that label, the sound is essentially the same quality as what is available there and so I'm personally satisfied. There are definitely issues with bumps on the vinyl as my copy also has that issue, however I don't find it to effect the play so it's something I can let go. Again, all in all this isn't as terrible a pressing as it's being made out to be. For the sake of having an occasional listen to a great Upsetters album, it'll definitely suffice. Cool presentation as well, with the plain board sleeve and slip-on with information. It definitely gives you a sense of how limited this release was initially back in the 70's. I'd say don't be shy to grab a copy if you're an Upsetters fan!


October 14, 2019
So hear we go! Again! Repressers going out for the cheap buck BECAUSE the new school of vinyl listeners are not savvy to the earlier sound... My friends of the new and future generations I say, DO NOT SUCCUMB! Also, try not to become an audiophile? Just become a listener of your own conscience! Listen to the original sounds ... Keep it raw!


March 9, 2019
To all you Fellas who commented on this item and its pressing. Here I am just about to scoop me up a copy BUT like you fellas, sounding and the way the vinyl plays matters to me? Bumps on any vinyl isnt good? I certainly would be pissed if these bumps happen to do any kind of damages to my syllabus and or needle. I'm out!!! As much as I like the Uppsetters sound has everything to do with why I'm purchasing any vinyl record. I will say, it's so disappointing to finally get possession of a LP, and the sounding isnt even half of what the true sound should be. Thanks.


January 28, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
The original pressing of this LP sounds AMAZING. Lots of punch and crisp high ends. The repress in the "Upsetter 3 LP box" from 1985 is acceptable....They at least took it from an original pressing of the LP.

But this "Get on down" repress sounds like absolute garbage. Like a 3rd or 4th generation recording. Completely flat and muffled. They've missed out on the whole point of why this LP was made. Lee Perry wanted to punch you in the gut, slap you in the face and drill a hole through your head straight to your way ahead of it's time. Now this is going to just collect dust in the corners of record collectors shelves because it's lost all of it's impressiveness. And on top of all that all the copies I have also seen (6 of them) have bumps all over the surface and when the needle tracks over them it creates a loud bass thump....and the funny thing about that is that's the only bass to really be heard on the record because the bumps have a louder bass reproduction than Get on Down's mastering job. Truly pathetic. Shame on Get on Down


January 24, 2019
Just the same problem : Visually easy to be seen bubbles in vinyl, whisch can mean only one & Obvious thing
and that is BAAAAAD PRESSING. As simple as that. Anybody home ar Get On Down ?
There's money to be get on any thing with Lee Perry on, i do understand your point, but
press it decent, at least. OK ?


November 25, 2018
Got two copies, both have visual pressing flaws, bubbles in the vinyl.