African Head Charge

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A Dub/Reggae/Psychedelic Dub ensemble, who have been active since the early '80s.

Formed by percussionist Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah, and featured a revolving cast of members, including, at times, Prisoner, Crocodile, Junior Moses, Sunny Akpan, Skip McDonald, and Jah Wobble.

They released most of their albums on Adrian Sherwood's label, On U Sound.

Journalist David Stubbs, writing in The Wire, said "The notion of African Head Charge was hatched when Adrian Sherwood read Brian Eno's comment about his vision for a "psychedelic Africa"".

Many of their early albums have been re-released as double albums on CD

Discography

  1. My Life in a Hole in the Ground (On U Sound, 1981)
  2. Environmental Studies (On U Sound, 1982)
  3. Drastic Season (On U Sound, 1983)
  4. Off the Beaten Track (On U Sound, 1986 Anthology Recordings, 2006)
  5. Great Vintage Volumes 1 & 2 (On U Sound, 1989) (compilation)
  6. Songs of Praise (On U Sound, 1990)
  7. Live:Pride and Joy (On U Sound, 1991)
  8. In Pursuit of Shashamane Land (On U Sound, ON-U LP65, 1993)
  9. All Mighty Dread (Beat Records, 1994) (compilation)
  10. Touch I EP (On U Sound, 1994)
  11. Akwaaba (Acid Jazz Records, 1995)
  12. Sankofa (Bonjo I, 1997)
  13. Drums Of Defiance: African Head Charge Versus Professor Stretch (On U Sound, ON-ULP93, 1998)
  14. Noah House of Dread (Bonjo I, 1998)
  15. Live Goodies (Bonjo I, 2001)
  16. Shrunken Head (On U Sound, 2003) (compilation)
  17. Vision of a Psychedelic Africa (On U Sound, 2005)
  18. In Charge:Live in Japan EP (On U Sound, 2005)
  19. Voodoo of The Godsent (On U Sound, 2011)

Internal Links

Check out Tackhead and On U Sound

External links

African Head Charge Official Website

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