And we're off! We start this year's Spooktacular with a track from the late great artist, producer and broadcaster Michael Campbell AKA Mikey "The Dread At The Controls" Dread and it's called "Pre Dawn Dub" and is taken from his 1978 album African Anthem (The Mikey Dread Show Dubwise).
The album was originally released on Mikey Dread's Dread At The Controls label and re-released on Island and Cruise over the course of the last 20 years. It's no wonder it has been re-pressed so often because it's a fantastic dub album and one in which I never tire of listening.
This is a great dub tune and already comes complete with ear splitting screams, odd creaking noises and even the occasional goat "bleat" all while immersed in Mikey Dread's trademark far-out echo and reverb... I have only embellished Pre Dawn Dub with the prerequisite thunderstorm background effects.
Spooktacular Track One