Friday, February 11, 2011

Interview with Laurence Cane-Honeysett of Pressure Drop

Seems like we've been on a bit of "man behind the label" kick lately. So, we're going to direct you to a good interview with Laurence Cane-Honeysett, who has been "curating" the ska and reggae releases for Pressure Drop (which is a subsidiary of Cherry Red Records, a punk rock/alternative re-issue label). Originally a music journalist specializing in Jamaican music, since the early 90s, Cane-Honeysett has also been a producer for Trojan Records, overseeing all of their reissues.

Within the last two years or so, Pressure Drop has released an extraordinary array of Laurel Aitken re-issues and compilations (read The Duff Guide to Ska review of the LA comp Everybody Ska! Rudi Got Married, 1980 to 1992 here)--and now they are in the midst of re-issuing Bad Manners' tasty early 80s output for Magnet Records (Ska 'n' B, Loonee Tunes!, Gosh It's...Bad Manners, and Forging Ahead).


Kames Jelly said...

Maybe it's because I'm really tired but I don't see a link to the interview anywhere in the post.

Steve from Moon said...

No, you're not tired...I was tired when I put together the post and forgot to include the link! D'oh! I've fixed it now.

Thanks for pointing out my omission!

Kames Jelly said...

haha no worries Steve