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AK47'S Don't Call Me Vanilla LP LP

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  • LP

The AK47’s or the Tottenham AK47’s formed in the late 80’s / early 90’s in North London. They turned up on the London squatting gig scene fully formed and ready to go, fusing punk, ska and reggae with a strong and simple political, socio-anarchist message. The band were instantly popular in London and sat very much next to Radical Dance Faction, Back to the Planet and Culture Shock. Their one and only release was the album “Don’t call me Vanilla” which was originally released in 1991 by Rugger Bugger Discs. The album was recorded and produced at The Refuge studio in Reading by Jim Warren. Built around a solid dub-punk backdrop with some atmospheric flute squalls and FX’s weaving in and out of the mix while lyrically remaining true to their anarcho roots. Over the years the album’s legacy has grown and yet has never been reissued. Finally 32 years after its release the band, Sean from Rugger Bugger and Not Lost reissue this gem in an exact replica. No coloured vinyl – just black vinyl with the same Lyric Insert. This reissue has been remastered from the original tapes and the Download (via Bandcamp) comes with two extra dub versions of ‘One Hand’.