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    My new dub poetry album, inspired by the brilliant work of Kingsley Salmon and What's Left Dub with special guests Rebel Control, Newtown Neurotics and DJ Swirsky.12 page booklet with all the lyrics, lovely oil painting cover by Toss Andrews. Nearly an hour long. Comes with full digital download.

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I may have just celebrated my 40th anniversary as Attila but I’m still eager to embrace new ideas. I hope you enjoy this one!

As a poet and a music fan I've always loved reggae, dub and DJ talkover which of course blended into dub poetry. I started with U-Roy and Big Youth, moving on to Dillinger, Mikey Dread, Yellowman and many more – and naturally my poet contemporaries Linton Kwesi Johnson and Benjamin Zephaniah (with whom I have shared stages many times) and the late, great Michael Smith. I loved the whole concept of creating a new poetic sound from an original song, and actually did a 'dub punk' track in 1982, inspired by the ending of 'West One Shine On Me' by the Ruts - my anti-fascist poem 'Andy Is A Corporatist' over a version of Newtown Neurotics' 'Mindless Violence'.

Then on my 2004 ‘Zero Tolerance’ album with my band Barnstormer I got Andy Baron from the brilliant REBEL CONTROL to help me with a dub version of 'Baghdad Ska'. He gave me some of their dubs and one turned into my now very topical 'Tell Sid'. And that, I thought, was that. 'I'd love to do a whole dub poetry album one day!' I mused, but never thought it would go any further....

Then just before lockdown my old friend Chris Fallon aka What's Left Dub, long-time sound man for the Newtown Neurotics and a huge reggae fan, sent me some beyond brilliant dubs which his son Kingsley Salmon had made. They fitted some of my poems perfectly, and inspired me to write many more. We recorded some, everyone agreed they sounded great, and they appeared on a 12" EP released a few months ago by Zorch Productions in Sweden. I then recorded a few more, and gathered everything together for this album, along with the older tracks mentioned and a special bonus from NYC.

I never thought I would do this, for all kinds of obvious reasons. I knew that if the words weren't right and the tunes weren't brilliant I'd look a right idiot: I only did it 'cos I thought it was a proper tribute to a music I love from someone who has earned his living from spoken word for 40 years. Kingsley has recently been working with Linval Thompson at Big Fish Studio in Jamaica, and his dubs are incredible. And without me even asking I recently had the thumbs up from my old comrade in rhyme Benjamin Zephaniah. The final verdict is, obviously, yours!


released May 24, 2022


KING SOLOMON BAND (tracks 1-3 and 5-8)
Kingsley Salmon guitar, Sam Fryer drums, Ropert Mckenzie percussion, Jon Salmon bass, Dan Snowdon guitar, Joe Barton keys, Sarah Loveday-Bhagotra trombone, Anthony Grant sax, Rory Gordon trumpet, Luke Philbrick harmonica.

Steve Drewett guitar, Colin Dredd bass, Simon Lomond drums.

REBEL CONTROL (music track 4, vocal track 10)
Richie Stevens drums, Jeff Scantlebury percussion, Richie Concrete bass, Marcin Bobkowski guitar, Anders Grys keyboards, Andy Baron vocals/ keyboards

BARNSTORMER (track 10)
Dan Woods guitar, Dave Beaken bass, M.M.McGhee drums


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Attila the Stockbroker Southwick, UK

Attila the Stockbroker. 40 years of hard hitting social surrealist spoken word and punk rock tinged with early music. 8 books of poetry, autobiography, 40 CDs/LPs, 3500 gigs in 24 countries...a long life earning his living doing what he loves. 'Heart on my Sleeve', a 40th anniversary LP is just out, and his Collected Works will be published by Cherry Red Books later this year. ... more

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