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Post date Fri 6 Jan 2012 10:13 AM

*Their name 'UB40' stands for Unemployment Benefit, Form 40. The band named themselves after the paper form issued by the UK government's Department of Employment for claiming the dole. *

It's been about 10 years now since i started becoming truly closer to my father, miles away from that ashy little boy cursing feverishly into a pillowcase...Praying violently, *dear god, please kill him...Please. Amen*. 

But it was that scrict, sometimes sullen and bitter father that i knew as a small boy who would also happily treat us to chicken licken, or rotisery chicken and fresh buns in brixton, as part of a saturday ritual of outings. We'd leave soweto early in the morning after a big breakfast and take the m1 north, a highway usually so congested during the week, also enjoying a two day break before once more being a mainline of johannesburg's workforce. 

The drive would take us to sandton, or norwood and we would shop in our matching lacoste polo shirts, (often to my boredom), i would sulk and we would drive home through nasrec and back to rockville, soweto. We'd spend a lot of those long hot johannesburg days in the car, and i strongly remember one particular set of years where the tape deck was ruled by ub40.

When I was 6, there was a school production put on, and the lead number was Red Wine, which I still hate to this day because of the day's occurences.---a long story i'll tell some other day

I turned 13 and the mere mention of the letter *u* next to the number *40* would make me vomit a little bit in my mouth. I had confused pro black politics swirling in my head and elvis and ub40 fell under my amateur farrakhaning.  

I've since become a rocksteady/ska fan in a way, and i love how ub40 falls into that *version* culture...so much so that it informs a lot of the work that i do (eg I just finished a project covering South African classics http://motel11.tv/). 

This last year has been funny, for finally recognising myself to be a fully fledged adult, potbelly and all. I get so nostalgic and foggy hearing their music, so much so that when i went back to johannesburg a couple of months ago to work on some new productions, we spent an unhealthy amount of time deconstructing ub40 songs trying to find what was so damn good about them. We ended up making dub on one side...And a very boisterous bass bomb. Nothing close to the smooth pop reggea sound so embedded in the uk's assimilation of jamaican music and culture. 

WHICH YOU CAN DownloadMelodi here. 


Thu 12 Apr 2012 10:52 PM
And UB40 "Don't Break My Heart" Best of em all!
Fri 6 Jan 2012 10:32 AM