Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Halloween Mix 2007 Track 12 - He's Baaaaaack!!!

For the love of God... he's back!! Just when we thought it was safe to venture back into Collinswood he returns with a vengeance. Last year we all hoped that Barnabas Collins had met his demise at the hands of the fearless vampire killer King Yellowman but he has arisen once more to terrify the readers of this blog with his cheesy style of un-dead, blood sucking horror! Yes, for the third year in a row the DJ Lone Ranger (born Anthony Waldron) is back with the infamous tune that made him notorious.

Last year through first hand accounts we learned what may have inspired Waldron to come up with these lyrics... if you missed it you can revisit my post from October 13th, 2006.

I had forgotten about this Studio One version of "Barnabas Collins" until Heartbeat re-released Lone Ranger - On The Other Side Of Dub this year and I gave my 1991 issue a repeated listen. I immediately decided to include it in the mix considering it has been one of the most requested songs, usually by fans of Dark Shadows, year round. This version rides the Grave Yard Skank riddim that we heard yesterday and in my opinion isn't as good as the GG's version from 1979 but it's perfect for giving fans of the vampire soap opera their Jamaican crossover fix.

So here, by request, is the 12th chapter in our mix... the unstoppable "Barnabas Collins." Now I just need to dig up another version for next Halloween... perhaps a live version?

Track 12

3 comments:

Hunter Vaughan said...

Wow!!!...just discovered the hardest workin reggae mixmaster online!!...stumbled upon your site and was surprised at the effort you've put forth....totally cool, thanks for the mixes and vibes

Reggaexx said...

Thanks for the kind words - glad to hear you're enjoying it!

WillyGuttz said...

I agree...
The Hit GG's version sounds a lot nicer...
I believe it's because the studio one version sounds like Ranger just rapping over a studio one dub...while the Hit GG's version sounds like he's riding a lively beat that sounds a lot more hype.