July 2, 2009
The Too Much Iron in the Fire set from Trojan showcases a slew of lost tracks from Roderick “Blackbeard” Sinclair’s (Tappa Zukie’s older brother) studio in Kingston, JA; which, throughout the mid- to late-70s, cut supremely-heavy roots and dub vibrations. I purchased this disc back in the summer of 2004 when it dropped and vibed on it for a year or so until some motherfucker broke into my car, ganked my stereo, and subsequently took off with Disc 1 from this set as it was inside the player at the time. To this day, I have yet to find anybody sharing this gem. I have Disc 2 already, but the fire is really contained in the first set. Web searching here and there has never turned up anything (at least nothing free). If I lived in NYC, I could just check it out at the New York Public Library (word!), but I don’t. So, if anyone out there has this record, send it over!