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AOTW UB40 RAT IN THE KITCHEN (A&M SP 5137)

Discussion in 'A Small Circle of Friends: The Music Forum' started by LPJim, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. LPJim

    LPJim Well-Known Member Moderator Thread Starter

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    A1 All I Want To Do 5:30
    A2 You Could Meet Somebody 4:54
    A3 Tell It Like It Is 3:34
    A4 The ElevatorVocals [Guest] – Mo Birch 3:27
    A5 Watchdogs 4:18
    B1 Rat In Mi KitchenTrumpet [Guest] – Herb Alpert 7:04
    B2 Looking Down At My ReflectionVocals [Guest] – Mo Birch 3:25
    B3 Don't Blame Me 3:39
    B4 Sing Our Own SongVocals [Guest] – Jaki Graham, Mo Birch, Ruby Turner 7:22


    Entered the Billboard Top 200 on August 30, 1986
    Charted for 17 weeks and peaked at # 53

    Issued on CD by DEP International in 1986 (CD-5137/DX 711)
    Reissued in 2002 by the Disky label

    JB
     
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  2. AM Matt

    AM Matt Well-Known Member

    Bought that CD all because of Herb Alpert!! Matt Clark Sanford, MI
     
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  3. Ok, I have to say... as much as I am always thrilled to hear Herb playing on anybody's record... I always thought that his solo on "Rat In the Kitchen" sounded blatantly like an afterthought. I mean, the track literally stops after the song is pretty much done, then he begins his solos over top of the already established rhythm track. Don't get me wrong. It's still cool as a cucumber... but it doesn't really sound like an inclusive feature on UB40's recording. I had a similar feeling when I first listened to Harvey Mason's "Ratamacue"... which also featured Herb on the tail end of the track, merely playing the same motif repeatedly on fade.

    Now "Devil's Ball" by Double... that's another story!
     

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