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Monday 23 January 2023

Wobble Like A Duck

I picked up another bargain last week, this time from our local Buddhist charity bookshop. "I Could Have Been A Contender" is a 3 CD collection of the works of Jah Wobble that was released in 2004 and for which I had to fork out all of 50p. Buddhists are clearly very charitable.  

As well as his solo and Invaders Of The Heart stuff it includes a small number of tracks from his PiL days and collaborations with the likes of Eno, Holger Czukay and Natascha Atlas amongst others. It came out on the Trojan label - one to put next to my well-worn copy of "1000 Volts Of Holt".

Today's first selection clocks in at just under 25 minutes so it counts for my occasional and entirely original Monday's Lengthy Listen series. His Wobbleness is joined by an all-star cast including Bill Laswell, Harold Budd and Jaki Leibezeit.

I have also added the shortest track on the compilation for those of you who are too busy to listen to the long one.

"The Mystery Of Twilight Part 2" - Jah Wobble's Solaris

"So Many Years" - Jah Wobble's Invaders Of The Heart

Those of you who feared the worst when you saw the title of this post were right to do so. Come on in, Coast To Coast (or Jah Wobble's Coast To Coast as I prefer to think of them).


  1. When that first track finishes (at about 3.20pm) I will feed the cats

  2. you could not make this up: one of them has just been sick on a rug, ca. 20mins into the track, FFS

  3. I paid full whack for this back in the day and thought it was a bargain purchase. 50p? Incredible!

    Whilst our cat habitually throws up, fortunately she doesn't vomit as a reflex response to the sounds of the mighty Wob. I don't think that's any indication of musical taste, but it saves on rug cleaning as I listen to his music a lot.