8. ASTON ‘FAMILY MAN’ BARRETT on Harry J. Allstars’ ‘Liquidator’

(For number 9 in Jah Wobble’s top 10 favourite albums please go here)

‘This is one of the first songs that I ever heard that had a discernible bass line. That is because Ska was probably the first musical genre that pushed bass more to the front of the mix, so as to get people grooving at dances. Carlton and Aston Barrett are credited by many as the rhythm section. To my ears, that sounds right.’

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.

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