The Fire This Time – Dancing On John Waynes Head – Cassette tape on Extreme Records





The Fire This Time – Dancing On John Waynes Head – Cassette

Extreme Records

The Fire This Time is a loose collective of politically active hip-hop, reggae and techno artists dedicated to radical agitation and funky breaks. Those who are more interested in the latter than the former needn’t worry every moment of eye-rolling rhetorical banality (“I’ll be honest with you, I hate war”) is buttressed by a compelling rhythmic structure, whether it’s Michael Franti’s loping hip-hop groove or the Asian Dub Foundation’s trippy, clattering drum’n’bass. On “Warriors Dub,” Pat Andrade and Nick Mannaseh take Krikati Indian chants from Brazil and wed them to a nice midtempo reggae groove; “Reso Para ‘Jah'” combines English, Spanish and Mohawk vocals and folds them into a crunchy Adrian Sherwood mix. Just goes to show that “politically correct” and “fun” don’t have to be antonyms. Highly recommended.

Track Listing
1. I Love The Future
2. Sisters & Brothers
3. No White Borders (Dub)
4. Ohtokin (Prime Thought Meets Mantessah Mix)
5. At Least American Indian People Know Exactly How They’ve Been F*cked Aroun (Mad Professor Mix)
6. Oka (Ambient Mix)
7. Reluctant Warrior

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