Various Artists / We Are Getting Bad: The Sound Of Phase One
Album: We Are Getting Bad: The Sound Of Phase One   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Jul 2008
Label:Motion Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-07-20 Pull Date: 2008-09-21 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Sep 21 Sep 14 Sep 7 Aug 31 Aug 24 Aug 17 Aug 10 Aug 3
Airplays: 1 1 3 1 3 3 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 21, 2012: New World Disorder
Waiting In The Park
4. Dec 26, 2008: Post Holiday Traumatic Stress Disorder
Waiting In The Park
2. Aug 14, 2010: New World Disorder
Waiting In The Park
5. Sep 17, 2008: A2Z
Waiting In The Park
3. Jun 18, 2009: A2Z
Hey You
6. Sep 13, 2008: New World Disorder
Help Us Jah

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2008-07-21
We Are Getting Bad: The Sound of Phase One
Reviewed by Sadie O., 7/17/08
Great old roots rock Reggae, including versions and dubs, from a small but quality studio in the late 70’s. Those were the days – even the second string studios were making killer sounds! All rarities, some of them quite quirky, all sounding great.
No FCCs detected. All tracks are fine roots Reggae; 10 is a standout.
1. 5:52 ***downtempo and swingy bubble, pretty harmonies, Rasta lyrics. Includes a pleasing dub.
2. 3:12 **dubby riddim, classic sounding toast, bits of harmonies – what Reggae’s supposed to be, in one tidy package.
3. 3:15 **dub of already dubby track 2, only bits of vocals, prominent nyahbinghi drumming.
4. 6:07 **downtempo, swingy and soulful, falsetto vocals and harmonies. Includes dub.
5. 3:22 **simple skank, sweet baritone vocals, farfisa!
6. 3:31 **dub version of track 5, just bits of vocals.
7. 3:13 **very dubby and downtempo bubble with prominent toast and bits of singing.
8. 3:16 **another version of track 7, prominent drum and bass, few vocals.
9. 6:07 **bouncy, groovy skank, lovely version of the old doo-wop classic. Includes the dub.
10. 6:17 ****rather uptempo bubble, falsetto tale of being stood up (all night!), includes dub and amusing toast (I was going take you out for curry goat, but noOOOOoooo…)
11. 2:34 **midtempo simple and swingy skank, pretty tenor vocals, old-timey soul ballad.
12. 3:08 **dub of track 11 with smooth-jazzy sax. No vocals.
13. 3:25 ***midtempo dubby skank with bits of female(?) vocals and classic toast – great stuff.
14. 3:23 **instrumental version of track 13.
15. 3:50 **very dubby skank with horns, Rasta toast.
16. 6:09 ***short intro, then midtempo bubble with farfisa, one of the best vocal trios. Includes thick, meaty dub.
17. 7:00 ***bouncy and sweet syncopated skank, very 60’s pop feel. I’m pretty sure this is a doo-wop cover, too. Includes dub and toast by a fine mystery DJ.
18. 5:39 **thunder intro, downtempo skank with toast and tiny bits of sweet vocals. Toast throughout most of track and dub.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Untouchables Help Us Jah
2. Chantells + Barnabus Sister Fay
3. Chantells + Barnabus Sister Fay Version
4. Chantells Hey You
5. Steve Boswell I Am Getting Bad
6. Steve Boswell I Am Getting Bad Version
7. Jah Berry Daily News
8. Jah Berry Daily News Version
9. Untouchables Sea Of Love
10. Chantells + Jah Berry Waiting In The Park
11. Tabby Takes A Miracle
12. Dean Fraser Takes A Miracle Dub
13. Jah Berry Sister Jacqueline
14. Jah Berry Sister Jacqueline Version
15. Unknown Dj The Sons Of Man
16. Heptones Deceivers
17. Paul Powell + Unknown Dj Gena
18. Prince Mohammed Lightning & Thunder