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Starship Africa
Creation Rebel
Starship Africa
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Release Date
January 1980

Originally recorded in 1978 (following the recording of Dub from Creation), the mighty Starship Africa was already envisioned as the debut album by one DJ Superstar, toasting over a series of rhythms performed by the basic Creation Rebel unit, with Misty in Roots' Tony Henry on superbly melodic bass. These original tapes have long since vanished - the project was cancelled and it would be another two years before Adrian Sherwood returned to them, while casting around for the maiden release by a new label he was involved with, 4D Rhythms. Remixing and re-recording the rhythms saw Jamaican drummer Style Scott recruited to play live over Charlie Eskimo Fox's original tapes (played backwards through the desk!); an additional half a dozen percussionists, drawn from whoever happened to be in the studio at the time, were also overdubbed. Rumoured to be the planned soundtrack of a Don Letts-directed film about ‘alien dreads from beyond the stars’ (!) it’s mixture of interplanetary sound effects and heavy, heavy bass pressure still has the ability to astonish.

  1. 1 Starship Africa Section 1 5:00 Creation Rebel Buy
  2. 2 Starship Africa Section 2 5:16 Creation Rebel Buy
  3. 3 Starship Africa Section 3 4:33 Creation Rebel Buy
  4. 4 Starship Africa Section 4 3:18 Creation Rebel Buy
  5. 5 Starship Africa Section 5 0:54 Creation Rebel Buy
  6. 6 Space Movement Section 1 8:52 Creation Rebel Buy
  7. 7 Space Movement Section 2 4:08 Creation Rebel Buy
  8. 8 Space Movement Section 3 4:14 Creation Rebel Buy
  9. 9 Space Movement Section 4 4:33 Creation Rebel Buy
  10. 10 Creation Rock 4:09 Creation Rebel Buy
  11. 11 Give Me Power 5:14 Creation Rebel Buy
  12. 12 Original Power 5:27 Creation Rebel Buy
  13. 13 In I Father's House 3:51 Creation Rebel Buy

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