Mungo's Hi Fi - Serious Time LP
A while has passed since Mungo's released their brilliant 'Forward Ever' LP.
Whilst a consistent string of 7"s and 12"s has surely kept the Mungo's massive happy, it's a welcome thing to see this full package once again.
Many a Mungo's soundsystem session and festival appearance must've taken place over the years and their rota of vocalists and incorporation of musical trends has certainly expanded - from YT to Cornell Campbell to Warrior Queen, through to Mr.Williamz, Solo Banton, Peter Metro, Parly B and Charlie P - it's an all-star Mungo's family affair.
There are some real highlights in there, like the brilliant mix of the Beverley Hills Cop hookline alongside a version of the famous 'Tempo' rhythm from Tubby's Firehouse days circa '85 - around the same time the Eddie Murphy film was produced.
That's just an example of a track from here, the LP covers many bases and touches on many styles, with the dancehall at heart and crowd entertainment in mind at all times, it's modern soundsystem music - Mungo's Hi Fi style.
A wicked piece!
Served in full-colour printed Gatefold sleeve, with artwork by 'My Lord Graphics'.
Pressed onto two heavyweight 180gsm discs.
Serious Time ft. YT
Can't Stand It ft. Warrior Queen
Bike Rider ft. Pupajim
Thousand Style ft. Mr.Williamz
Animal Dance ft. Speng Bond
Thinking Of An Island ft. Soom T
Slavery ft. Marina P
Dancehall School ft. Solo Banton
Nice It Up ft. Charlie P
Gunman Posse ft. Peter Metro & Squiddly
Overcome ft. Blackout JA
Traveller ft. Charlie P
Babylon A Come ft. Parly B
Jah Say Love ft. Cornel Campbell
Serious Time ft. YT / Can't Stand It ft. Warrior Queen / Bike Rider ft. Pupajim
Thousand Style ft. Mr.Williamz /Animal Dance ft. Speng Bond / Thinking Of An Island ft. Soom T Slavery ft. Marina P
Dancehall School ft. Solo Banton / Nice It Up ft. Charlie P / Gunman Posse ft. Peter Metro & Squiddly / Overcome ft. Blackout JA
Traveller ft. Charlie P / Babylon A Come ft. Parly B / Jah Say Love ft. Cornel Campbell