Comprehensive double-disc tribute to true renegade radio

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Various Artists – Dread Broadcasting Corporation: Rebel Radio

While the UK was under heavy manners in the early ’80s, DBC’s weekend broadcasts made life in the capital almost bearable. While this comp only tacitly acknowledges the soca and calypso they used to play, it does full justice to the station’s reggae output, drawing on everything from Tighten Up rudeness to cally weed anthems, from Rock Steady to Jump Up, and all points in between. As with all the best pirates, the jingles were often as good as the tunes they punctuated. Ranking Miss P’s “Striving To Be Free” will bring it all back for anyone who was there. And if you weren’t, start here.