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Side A
01. Mystical Cosmic Vibration
02. Dr. Dr. Humanity
03. International Orchitis
04. Pecker Power Part Two
05. Pecker Power Part One
Side B
01. Concrete Jungle
02. Militant Sniff
03. Jamming
04. Mystical Electro Harakiri

Percussionist Pecker came to Jamaica in 1980 to reissue the Japanese DUB original work he created with The Wailers and Sly & Robbie!

Pecker Power, Japan's first dub album, was produced in 1980 by Pecker, a percussionist who created Japan's first salsa band, Orquesta del Sol.
This stateless dub sound was born from sessions with The Wailers at Bob Marley's studio "TUFF GONG'' and sessions with Sly and Robbie at "CHANNEL ONE''
and was titled "21st Century Dub.'' A strange masterpiece that was distributed in the United States in 1987 and has since become known all over the world.

■Japanese dub originator
Dub, which originated in Jamaica, was adopted by British rock bands such as The Clash and the Rolling Stones in 1980. Pecker produced this dub work around
the same time. By the way, MUTE BEAT, known as Japan's first dub band, started their activities in 1982. This shows how advanced this work is.

■Authentic dub session
This work is based on a session with The Wailers at the "TUFF GONG'' studio and a session with Sly & Robbie at the "CHANNEL ONE'' studio.
The former includes the rhythm section of the Barrett brothers from Aston and Carlton, Marcia Griffiths from I-3, Judy Mowat, and other fierce performers who
supported Bob Marley's golden age. The latter was gaining momentum and popularity at the time, featuring an ironclad rhythm section of Sly Dunbar and
Robbie Shakespeare, who were still in their 20s, and Augustus Pablo on piano. Additionally, Rico Rodriguez, the trombonist from The Specials, flew in from Berlin
for both sessions. The two teams, who viewed each other as rivals at the time, competed with their high-potential performances, resulting in a miraculous recording
that brought out their best performance.

■Started as a sequel to Katsumi Watanabe's album "KYLYN"
Initially, the plan was to record in New York as the second part of the "KYLYN'' session, but the core members, Kazumi Watanabe and Ryuichi Sakamoto, became
busy, so the plan was changed to Jamaica recording as Pecker's solo work. In addition to Pecker, Minako Yoshida and Naoya Matsuoka will be traveling to
Jamaica. The legendary session mentioned above was held. After returning to Japan, Kenji Omura's guitar was overdubbed at Columbia Studios.

■World-recognized DUB from TOKYO
The album ``Pecker Power'' (released on July 25, 1980) and the 10-inch album "Instant Rasta'' (released on September 25, 1980) that were completed in this
way received high praise in some quarters, but their content was timeless. Perhaps because we were too proactive, it did not lead to sales. However, in 1987,
a cassette was released under the title "21st Century Dub'' by the New York label "ROIR'', and the unique, stateless DUB received high praise.
It was later released on CD in 1999 and became known to DUB enthusiasts around the world.

■Recording location
CHANNEL ONE session (Sly & Robbie): Track.A1, A3, B2, B4
TUFF GONG session (The Wailers): Track. A5, B1, B3
TOKYO session:Track. A2, A4

Pecker, Minako Yoshida, Robbie Shakespeare, Sly Dunbar, Aston Barrett,
Carlton Barrett, Augustus Pablo, Rico Rodriguez, Marcia Griffiths, Judy Mowat, Kenji Omura"


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