Album review

Adrian Sherwood - Never Trust A Hippy

Punk/funk reggae innovator Sherwood squeezed into the loop spinning his take on Tackhead, Bim Sherman and the mighty African Head Charge, so it's no surprise to hear him retainingy those streamlined influences for his 'proper' solo debut on Peter 'Hippy' Gabriel's label. Working in the lineage that gave us Brian Eno, Sly and Robbie and dance floor diwali geezer Lenky, Sherwood constructs a cut-up-and-keep cacophony of what he terms "sci-fi world dancehall", the latter ingredient ensuring his labours bubble and squeak with conviction. Shmokin.

Rating: 3 / 10


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