Jah Wobble’s Deep Space – 07/04/99 – Astoria 2

I like PIL and I like Jah Wobble’s dubby stuff, but this was far too ‘World Music’ for my liking. He and his cohorts had assembled a collection of odd wind instruments ranging from those kiddies’ plastic things with a keyboard on the front and a mouthpiece you blow into, to bizarre cod-medieval sackbuts and things like that, all of which sounded the same, namely kazoo-like. And for a man responsible for some of the dubbingest basslines in history (think The Orb’s Perpetual Dawn for starters) he hardly played any killer bass. Definitely shortchanged there.

Jah Wobble ticket Apr 1999


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