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Clint Eastwood & General Saint*Two Bad D.J.

Label:Greensleeves Records – GREL 24
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Reggae
Style:Dancehall

Tracklist

A1Can't Take Another World War
A2Another One Bites The Dust
A3Talk About Run
A4Sweet Sweet Matilda
A5Special Request To All Prisoner
B1Dance It Have Fe Nice
B2Gal Pon The Front Line
B3Jack Spratt
B4Tribute To General Echo
B5Hey Mr D.J.
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Notes

Rhythm tracks laid at Channel One and King Tubby's, Kingston, Jamaica.

Overdubbed and voiced at Mark Angelos, London.

Original release includes 2-sided lyric sheet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): GREL 24 A. PAG H
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): GREL 24 B PAG ƱTOPIA

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Two Bad D.J. (LP, Album)Greensleeves RecordsGREL 24US1982
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Two Bad D.J. (Cassette, Album)Greensleeves RecordsGREEN 24UK1982
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Two Bad D.J. (CD, Album, Reissue)Greensleeves RecordsGREL CD 24UK1988
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Two Bad D.J. (CD, Album, Reissue, Green Jewel Case)Greensleeves RecordsGREWCD24UK2001
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Two Bad D.J. (CD, Album, Reissue)Greensleeves RecordsGREWCD24UK2001

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Reviews

  • aaron__'s avatar
    aaron__
    Edited 2 years ago
    Echoing the words of previous commenters kevinclash and killaswitch… in a genre known primarily for singles above albums, this is a true standout. Aside from a few best-of compilations, this has to be one of the most hit-laden slabs of vinyl in dancehall history. Saint and Eastwood together are greater than the sum of their parts, reinforcing each other perfectly and riding some of dancehall’s fiercest riddims like they were born doing it. Drop the needle almost anywhere on this record and you’ll light up a dance. But for me, what really makes this an all-time classic is the humanity of it. I love hearing Yellowman chat about his sexual escapades just as much as the next guy, but from the hilarious “Talk About Run” to the charged “Special Request to All Prisoner” to the moving “Tribute to General Echo” this album has the ability to make you feel like you know Saint and Eastwood as friends, and that makes it so much more memorable. IMO, the only flaw is that the excellent “Two Bad DJ,” which is presumably the title track, does not actually appear on the vinyl version.

    If the words don’t convince you, consider that the glowing reviews on this page span over 15 years… nuff said
    • Hardboiledeggs's avatar
      Whats the original dub to world war ?Love the track but cant find the track itself
      • killaswitch's avatar
        killaswitch
        Edited 18 years ago
        Absolutely gorgeous album. Not unlike oldschool hip-hop duets, Clint Eastwood & General Saint master the the art of lyrical dialogue to a degree not many deejay duets have reached. "Talk About Run" is probably one of the best examples of deejay storytelling comedy. But they can also do it in a serious style - there have been many tributes to the late General Echo, but this one is the most touching.

        Musicwise, "Two Bad DJ" is really impressive too. Heavy riddims, stripped-down to pure drum and bass, pave the way for the two deejays' lyrical artillery. I listened to "Can't Take Another World War" on a mixtape for the first time and my jaw dropped, and it dropped even deeper when I got to know that it's no 2000s remix, but an original 1981 heavyweight production.

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