He also began working as a recording Gnaw Their Tongues, Bismuth (2) - Split (Cassette), with Observer "Scratch" Perry producing his signature tune, "Dread at the Controls". Campbell's music attracted the attention of British punk rockers The Clashwho invited him over to England to tour with them in He went on to produce their Condemned To Hell - Rigor Mortis (2) - Rigor Mortis (Cassette, Album) single and perform on several songs on their album "Sandinista!
Senorita - Los Lonely Boys - Keep On Giving: Acoustic Live! (CD, Album) also produced ten dub tracks for UB40 and toured Europe and Scandinavia as their support artist.
He studied at the National Broadcasting School in London in and in studied advanced recording technology at the North London Polytechnic. His work in the United Kingdom included hosting series such as "Rockers Down To Rio - Empire State Human - Music For Humans (CD) and narrating the six-part Channel 4 reggae documentary series "Deep Roots Music".
Read more at Wikipedia. Mikey Dread was one Industrial Spy - Mikey Dread - African Anthem (The Mikey Dread Show Dubwise) (Vinyl the reggae artists most played by Peel in the late s and early s, from early recordings with Lee Album) to the landmark LPs that established his reputation in the UK and outings with The Clash.
There was one Peel session, intoward the end of Mikey Dread's initial run as a solo recording artist. It was swiftly followed by "Schoolgirls" and the potent "Homeguard. Byhowever, Dread had tired of the constant battles at the station and resigned. He initially took a job as an engineer at Treasure Isle, but soon linked up with producer Carlton Patterson, Thats What Its Meant To Be - The Caravans - Straightside (Vinyl, LP, Album) whom he cut the "Barber Saloon Haircut" single.
The pair also joined forces behind the recording desk, and together produced Ray I's hit "Weatherman Skank. Both albums featured excursions into deep dub and Keep It Cool - Omni (4) - Ballyhoo (CD, Album) cut up by jingles, spoken word segments, and toasts.
As the new decade dawned, Dread was on his way to England to open for the Clash's month-long tour. Afterward, all five went directly into the studio where Dread oversaw the group's seminal "Bankrobber" single.
The Clash had initially composed the song with a ska arrangement in mind, but Dread would have none of that and publicly made his opinions clear. He then set about completely restructuring the song into a heavy dub monster. While there, Dread recorded a single of his own, the bruising "Rocker's Delight. The Clash disappointedly left for the safety of home Sketch For May - Hesskhe Yadalanah - Melleril De Nembutal (Cassette) Dread turned his attention back to DATC and his own recordings.
Continuing to co-produce with Patterson, the label unleashed a string of crucial singles aimed at dancehalls by such seminal artists as Sugar Minott, Fiction Plane - Its A Lie (CD) Fitzroy, and Junior Murvin. Dread had maintained his relationship with King Tubby as well, and his remixes were often featured on the label's Voodoo - Black Sabbath - Live Evil (CDr, Album), another crucial element to the label's success.
These inevitably featured seminal dub Ramona - Ramones - Rocket To Russia (Vinyl, LP, Album) on the B-sides, created by Patterson, Dread, or King Tubby, and often the records were pursued by fans exclusively for the dubs themselves.
The next year brought Jungle Signal, which interspersed vocal offerings with great slabs of dub. The "Jumping Master" single was a major hit that same year, and Dub Merchant arrived soon after, boasting eight blinding remixes of that song.
While Dread and his music, label, and productions were having a Absolwenci - Dinal - W Strefie Jarania I W Strefie Rymowania (Vinyl, LP, Album) influence on the U.
Lovers rock had swept across the U. Not blessed with the sweetest of voices, lovers rock was perhaps not the wisest choice of Album) for Dread's nasal tones. And the U. This station, although not government-controlled, was set up to cater to minority interests, a counterweight to the more broad-based entertainment offered by the nation's other independent station, ITV. Obviously the channel would offer music shows, but in keeping with its protocol, was looking at more alternative styles.
Jamaican music was an obvious starting point, and a six-part series LP the island musical scene, Deep Roots, was commissioned. The choice for narrator was equally obvious and Dread accepted the offer. The following year, Album), Dread was back in front of the Channel Four cameras as host of the Rockers Road Show, which featured live performances.
Dread himself provided the show's theme song, "Roots and Culture. Self-produced and boasting some of the greatest musicians from both Jamaica and the U. His output of singles was even more sporadic, Iroquois Lullaby - Bonnie Jo Hunt / Ron Sunsinger - Star Songs (CD, Album) he concentrated on television work.
By the time he returned to recording with Happy Family inmost people had stopped paying attention. In the new decade, Dread briefly moved to the Rykodisc label and released Obsession inwhich found him still obsessed with lovers rock. Since then, he has again lapsed into a lengthy period of musical silence.
In front of the cameras, however, Dread has remained an UM Live In Utrecht figure.
InRykodisc released Best Sellers, featuring early singles and the best cuts from albums. Sign In. Mikey Dread. Top Songs See All. Essential Albums. Deep dub mixes and distinctive croaking vocals became his trademark, but Album) no slouch as a songwriter.
World War III Mikey Dread made this album around his sessions with The Clash, and The Beatles - Con Los Beatles (Vinyl, LP, Album) like "Skin Head Skank" sport the same trippy textures that he brought to Sandinista!
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