Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Crabs Corporation Meets King Hammond Bring Down the Birds (Flying High Mix)

Record Kicks
7" vinyl single (also available as a digital download)

The outstanding Buenos Aires-based "early reggae" practitioners The Crabs Corporation join forces with the prodigious King Hammond--a perfect pairing of musical talents and vision, really--for a trippy, skinhead reggae reading of Herbie Hancock's "Bring Down the Birds" (this is a brilliant choice of a cover--it's from Hancock's soundtrack to Michelangelo Antonioni's classic mod 1966 film "Blow-Up"). KH produces and boasts, while The Crabs Corporation bring the amazing noise. Let's hope this augurs more collaborative projects from them in the future (my one minor beef with this release is that there is no second cut, both sides are the same, and I want more!). Definitely worth tracking down (Jump Up Records carries it in the US)--and a must for all King Hammond completists!

Duff Guide to Ska Grade: A


daniel said...

wow!! what a nice surprise... I am a regular Duff Guide reader and I happen to play keyboards with The Crabs Corp! Glad you liked this thing we did... We put out another single with Record Kicks, and also a couple o tracks in two comps they did...
Again, thanks!

Steve from Moon said...

Thanks for your kind words, Daniel! As you can see, I really dig this track and am in touch with Jump Up to get a hold of a copy of the single you and The Crabs Corp. did with Dave Barker and Jennie Matthias. I plan to review it, too...

Best regards,