Friday, February 8, 2008

TVD's Weekend Shots | Punky One Drop Edition

The one drop drum pattern is the backbone of the reggae rhythm. The backbeat is characterized by the dominant snare drum stroke and bass drum kick both sounding on the third beat of every measure in 4/4 time, while beat one is left empty. Said beat is also the convenient theme for your punky-irie Weekend Shots.

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Punky Reggae Party (Mp3)
Stiff Little Fingers - Doesn't Make It Alright (Mp3)
The Clash - Armagideon Time (Mp3)
The Members - Offshore Banking Business (Mp3)
Madness - The Prince (Mp3)
The Slits - New Town (Mp3)
Joe Jackson Band - In Every Dream Home (A Nightmare) (Mp3)
The Police - The Bed's Too Big Without You (Mp3)
Scritti Politti - Flesh & Blood (Mp3)
Bad Brains - Peace Be Unto Thee (Mp3)

TVD Welcomes Guest DJs for the Weekend Shots! Have ten tracks and a theme? Step right up...


Davy H said...

I vaguely recall Stewart Copeland demonstrating that percussive principle in a documentary about Da Police.

Them's good tunes there boy, right enough x

Anonymous said...

Always dug this Joe Jackson song. Heard it for the first time when I was like 13 (when it first came out) and thought it was pretty scarry. The album it comes from has some great cover art.

Anonymous said...

Wow do these take me back to a great time when a white boy like me could be cool enough to rock it with sweet ska, dub and reggae. BBB is the best live album ever made, imho. The original packaging was tremendous as well.

Thanks as always.

The Vinyl District said...

I love this live LP as well - which I indeed own on vinyl with the original packaging. (There's plenty of reggae to follow on this site as the weather warms...the early, roots stuff too...)

Thanks for the kind words!