Creation Rebel – Hitrun Records – 1978

Dub From Creation / Basic Principles / Rebel Rouser / Creation Vibration / Creation In A Iration

Dub Fusion / Mirage / Liberation / Rising Star / Vision Of Creation

Massively fine first attempt at studio producing by the young Adrian Sherwood, helped along on these sessions by Dennis ‘Blackbeard’ Bovell and Sidney Bucknor, for this debut LP by Creation Rebel.

Recorded in 1977 and released by Hitrun Records in 1978, Creation Rebel were a loosely arranged group of Jamaican and ex-pat Jamaicans based around Clinton Morris and Doctor Pablo, who seemed to change other personnel for each studio or live session they were booked for.

Sometimes going under the names, The Arabs, or Cry Tuff Allstars when working with Prince Far I, members have also worked along side Noah House Of Dread, New Age Steppers, Playgroup, Suns Of Arqa, African Head Charge, The Maffia, and Singers And Players for ONU Sound Records.

Of the four essential Creation Rebel LPs I own, here are the members involved:

Dub From Creation – Hitrun 1978 – Eric ‘Fish’ Clarke / Clifton Morris / Clinton Jack / Tony Chin / Doctor Pablo

Rebel Vibrations – Hitrun 1979 – Style Scott / Lizard / Clifton Morris / Tony The General / Doctor Pablo / Liddon

Starship Africa – 4D Records 1979 – Style Scott / Eskimo Fox / Tony Henry / Lizard / Doctor Pablo / Clifton Morris / Fatfingers / Ranking Magoo / Sucker

Lows And Highs – ONU Sound Records 1982 – Crucial Tony Phillips / Lizard / Bonjo I / Eskimo Fox / Style Scott / Ranking Magoo / Deadly Headley / Carlton Bubblers / Donald Ekk A Roo / Dave Wright / George Oban 

All the Creation Rebel and 90% of ONU Sound Records material released is well worth getting hold of if you can find it anywhere. I know the label were doing some great reissues on CD some years ago, but the vinyl is the stuff, and the vinyl is probably pretty scarce nowadays.

Use the search function for more material on Hitrun Records or ONU Sound.

  1. alistairliv
    May 27, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    This is stupendous stuff…

  2. johng
    May 30, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    great stuff,gonna upload -shaka -brimstone and fire in next few days…………..

  3. dan i
    dan i
    May 31, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    Still plenty of old OnU cds available if you hunt on the web. Vinyl turns up on ebay and for some reason does not always go for silly money (probably because much of the music is more experimental than most DJs today are prepared to listen to – more fool dem!).

    Adrian about to release a new album recorded with Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, and personally I think there are some wicked tracks from Adrian’s own ‘Becoming A Cliche’ album and Ghetto Priest’s ‘Vulture Culture’.

    As Gary used to chant: OnU Sound In The Area!

  4. dan i
    dan i
    May 31, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Yes John, the articles are good. Greg is a good writer, I used to work with his brother in law!

  5. alistairliv
    June 1, 2008 at 10:25 am

    Adrian Sherwood / The Last Words – 1980 ? According to Last Words wikipidlia entry.

  6. johng
    June 1, 2008 at 11:05 am

    did annie anxiety release an lp on the onusound label?jockohomo?

    is this rereleased on cd too?has anyone seen it in blogland?

  7. dan i
    dan i
    June 2, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    3 Annie Anxiety albums that I know of John…”Soul Possession” by Annie Anxiety on Corpus Christi Records (ON-U LP29); “Jackamo” by Annie Anxiety Bandez on One Little Indian (TP LP4); and “Short But Sweet” by Little Annie (On-U dunno the number).

    All were at least partly produced by Adrian Sherwood, with help from Penny Rimbaud on the first, Kishi Yamamoto on the second and I suspect Skip McDonald on the third.

  8. johng
    June 2, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    Cheers dan i had a look in town yessterday but no luck,i think soul possession is the one i have been looking for last few months, had a song on it ‘alone in a layby’ (?) very dark sounding.found ‘jackamo’ (not jockohomo as i thought i remembered) on amazon,think it has been re-released in a metal box and is a tad expensive at £3o.
    Thanks for the info!

  9. Penguin
    Penguin • Post Author •
    June 2, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    I may upload Soul Possession soon.

  10. johng
    June 2, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    would be great if/when you do……..nice one

  11. Nic
    June 2, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    I stuck a link to it on for you John, but it’s waiting for a little ‘moderation’…

  12. Penguin
    Penguin • Post Author •
    June 2, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    Nowt to moderate here Nic, try again.

  13. Nic
    June 3, 2008 at 9:01 am

    Oh, cock a doodle do…
    It doesn’t seem to like that link – I just tried it again to no avail…

    In which case:
    1) Go to Google
    2) Type in the following: Annie Anxiety Soul Possession blog
    3) Click on the first ‘hit’ at the top of the page (which is for the Sickness Abounds blog)
    4) Download the album and the ‘Barbed Wire Halo’ 7″ in one neat zip file
    (I don’t think it is still in print, so Annie, Sherwood and ‘Holey Vest’ Rimbaud won’t be getting ripped)

    John – the track you are thinking of is ‘Third Gear Kills’ which was always my favourite too! It’s on ‘Soul Possession’…

  14. johng
    June 3, 2008 at 9:34 am

    nic-muchos gracias,its not in print(soul possession) inbetween searching for this i read an annie anxiety page where she says she would love too have this album re released but she doesn’t have the masters etc or rights or summat, think she said southern or something to do with them still have em, she was a naive 17 year old so didnt know her rights regarding the legal side of recording biz, her words, not mine, or summat like that.

  15. Nic
    June 3, 2008 at 9:42 am

    Blimey – it’s that evil lot at Southern holding on to the tapes again!
    Dangermouse was right!

  16. johng
    June 3, 2008 at 9:51 am

    expect a troll to appear at any moment ……………………..

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