NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #286 ~ 10-16-21]

Pictured: Dr. Alimantado (l.).

It wasn’t just Bob Marley they liked, either. Big Youth’s Natty Cultural Dread album, Burning Spear’s Man in the Hills, Culture’s Two Sevens Clash and Peter Tosh’s Legalize It shifted enormous quantities to white kids getting off on the beat, the sentiments or both, while Dillinger’s CB 200 album was practically compulsory for anybody at university in Great Britain in the second half of the 1970s. Twenty years later, nobody seems to be able to remember quite why. But none of this was to boost reggae’s mainstream acceptability nearly as much as when punk, the nihilistic, petulant, spectacularly non-conformist British youth cult of the second half of the 1970s, adopted the music as a ready-made soundtrack to its rebellion. A defining moment of this somewhat uneasy partnership was when, in summer 1977, Sex Pistols singer Johnny Rotten went on Capital Radio, London’s leading station, to discuss his personal top ten tunes. In at number 3, behind two tracks by English miserablist rockers Van Der Graaf Generator, was Doctor Alimantado’s ‘Reason for Living (Born for a Purpose)’ single. Up until then, even most reggae fans were unaware of this distinctly left-field toaster, but following this broadcast his name was spray-painted on walls all over west London…

— Lloyd Bradley, Bass Culture.

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 286 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

The Glitter Band — “Makes You Blind” — Disco 75

Ofege — “Burning Jungle” — Doing It In Lagos: Boogie, Pop & Disco in 1980s Nigeria

Bounty Hunters — “Echo Express” — Strummin’ Mental!

Junior Ross & The Spears — “Hold Them Prophecy (Dub)” — Babylon Fall

Dr. Feelgood — “She Does It Right” — Down By The Jetty

Gökçen Kaynatan — “Pencerenin Perdesini” — Gökçen Kaynatan

Funkadelic — “Jimmy’s Got a Little Bit of Bitch in Him” — Standing on the Verge of Getting It On

Los Demonios De Corocochay — “La Chichera” — Cumbia Beat Vol.1

IT’S MADISON TIME…

The Sharp Five — “Theme From ‘Our Man Flint’” — Instro Inferno 7: Action Planet!

THE SECOND SET

Anibal Velasquez Y Su Conjunto — “Carruseles” — Mambo Loco

The Litter — “Whatcha Gonna Do About It?” — Garage Beat ’66 Vol. 2: Chicks Are For Kids!

Ercan Turgut — “Sevdiğim Sevdiceğim” — Psych Funk À La Turkish Vol. 1

Slim Gaillard — “Cement Mixer Putti-Putti” — Searching For You: Lost Singles Of McVouty 1958-1974

Tafo Brothers & Nahid Akhtar — “Tere Saath Mulaqaat Ek Raat Ki” — Disco Dildar

Mohammed & His Robed Rockers — “Harem Orgy” — Jungle Exotica Vol. 2

Charles Lembe Et Son Orchestra — “Quiero Wapatcha” — Cameroon Garage Funk 1964 – 1979

T. Rex — “Raw Ramp” — Electric Warrior

The Revolution of St. Vincent — “The Little You Say” — Calypsoul 70: Caribbean Soul & Calypso Crossover 1969-1979

THE THIRD SET

The Mothers Of Invention — “Cheap Thrills” — Cruising With Ruben And The Jets

Ofege — “Gbe Mi Lo” — Try And Love

The Equals — “I Won’t Be There” — Greatest Hits

Dr. Alimantado — “Born For A Purpose” — Greensleeves 45rpm

Calvin Boze — “Safronia B.” — ‘Black’ Rock ‘N’ Roll – Savage Kick Vol. 1

Clodomiro Montes Y El Super Combo Curro — “Traigo Salsa” — Cartagena! Curro Fuentes & The Big Band Cumbia and Descarga Sound of Colombia 1962-72

Reigning Sound — “Get It!” — Too Much Guitar

Ros Sereysothea, Sinn Sisamouth And Friends — “Power Of Her Eye” — Cambodian Psych-Out

THE FINAL SET

Eddie Kirk — “The Grunt” — Jump And Shout!

Ibo Combo — “Cowboy” — Engendre

Juniors — “Mau-Mau” — Rock & Roll with Piano Vol. 4

The Psychedelic Aliens — “Okponmo Ni Tsitsi Emo Le” — Psycho African Beat

The Pretty Things — “LSD” — The EP Collection…Plus

Freedom (Hourya) — “Abadane” — 1970’s Algerian Folk and Pop

Junior Walker & The All Stars — “Brainwasher (Part 2)” — Instrumentals Soul-Style 1955-1962

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Tommy McCook & The Supersonics — “Dub with Strings” — Pleasure Dub

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