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April 23, 2011

Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood is the Controller: Review

Apart from his crucial role as guitarist, songwriter, and collaborator for one of the most successful bands in rock history, Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood reveals that he also has a soft spot for dub and reggae.    In 2008, Jonny compiled some timeless tracks in this genre from the Trojan record label that began in the late 60s and was home to likes of Desmond Dekker [iTunes] and The Jahlights.    The female back-up singers responding with "Doop Doobity Doo" on Lee 'Scratch' Perry's "Bionic Rats [iTunes]" are brilliantly effective.    Marcia Aitken's 12' mix on "I'm Still in Love [iTunes]" are prime examples of Mr. Greenwood's exceptional ability to sort through the finest dub and give us a reason to still love the reggae establishment for its continued vitality.    Yah mon.

Jonny Greenwood is the Controller - Marcia Atkin "I'm still in love" 12' mix

Jonny Greenwood is the Controller - Lee 'Scratch' Perry "Bionic Rats"

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