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African Head Charge - Off The Beaten Track Album
Electronic / Reggae
Performer: African Head Charge
Title: Off The Beaten Track
Style: Dub, Experimental
Year 1986
Country UK
Label On-U Sound
Catalog Number ON-U LP 40
Genre: Electronic / Reggae
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 876
MP3 size: 2553 mb
FLAC size: 1193 mb
WMA size: 2728 mb
Record From: Vinyl, LP, Album

African Head Charge - Off The Beaten Track Album


1Off The Beaten Track5:02
3Language & Mentality
Keyboards – Skip McDonald
4Down Under Again
Didgeridoo – Rick
5Some Bizarre
Bass – WobbleKeyboards – Dog
6Throw It Away3:35
7Release The Doctor3:32
9Over The Sky3:15


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
ON-U CD 0040African Head Charge Off The Beaten Track ‎(CD, Album, Enh, RE)On-U SoundON-U CD 0040UK1998
ON-U LP 40African Head Charge Off The Beaten Track ‎(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl)On-U SoundON-U LP 40UK1985
ONULP40, ON•U LP40African Head Charge Off The Beaten Track ‎(LP, Album, RE)On-U Sound, On-U SoundONULP40, ON•U LP40UK2016
ON-U LP 40African Head Charge Off The Beaten Track ‎(LP, Album)On-U SoundON-U LP 40UK1986
noneAfrican Head Charge Off The Beaten Track ‎(CDr, Album, Promo)Anthology RecordingsnoneUS2011


  • BassCrocodile, Doctor Pablo, Lizard
  • DrumsEskimo, Prisoner , A. V. Scott
  • EffectsCrocodile, Prisoner
  • KeyboardsDoctor Pablo
  • Lacquer Cut ByKevin Metcalfe
  • PercussionBonjo Iyabinghi Noah
  • Photography By, DesignKishi
  • ProducerAdrian Sherwood


Made in France


  • Label Code (on cover only): LC 8619
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): ON-U LP 40 A1 TOWNHOUSE KEV MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): ON-U LP 40 B1 TOWNHOUSE KEV MPO


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Copyright Control
  • Recorded At – Southern Studios
  • Mixed At – Southern Studios
  • Distributed By – EFA – 08-7453
  • Lacquer Cut At – The Town House
  • Mastered At – The Town House
  • Pressed By – MPO


Off The Beaten Track LP. RecordVinyl Digital Album. Includes printed inner with sleevenotes by Steve Barker On The Wire and download card Includes unlimited streaming of Off The Beaten Track via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Sold Out. Originally released in 1986, Off The Beaten Track still sounds forward thinking, forging a new middle ground between dub and electronic music. Programmed chants and unexpected sounds barking dogs, breaking glass, gypsy violin loops are dropped onto a fluid rhythmic bed. A landmark recording in the integration of sampling technology and live instrumentation. Language & Mentality - African Head Charge. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей. In 1986, when African Head Charge released this album it was a newly remade ensemble lead by a percussionist and including a live kit drums, melodicakeyboardist, and bass backed by samples and tape loops. The resulting album still sounds modern, fresh, and innovative in the electronica plethora. Programmed chants and unexpected sounds barking dogs, breaking glass, etc. are salient features of this rhythmic, international dub. Further Off The Track - African Head Charge. Album 1985 10 Songs. More By African Head Charge. African Head Charge. African Head Charge - crocodile hand luggage Head Charge Format: Vinyl. Off The Beaten Track. Please retry. I haven't heard the album I years and I was psyched to see these guys had it in stock. What a terrific find Read more. Off The Beaten Track is a dubskareggae music album recording by AFRICAN HEAD CHARGE released in 1985 on CD, LPVinyl andor cassette. A1 Off The Beaten Track 5:02 A2 Some Bizarre 5:05 A3 Belinda 3:40 A4 Language & Mentality 4:22 B1 Throw It Away 3:35 B2 Conspiring 4:38 B3 Release The Doctor 3:32 B4 Down Under Again 3:05 B5 Over The Sky 3:15. African Head Charge, is a British psychedelic dub reggae band, founded in 1980 by percussionist Bonjo I Bonjo Iyanbinghi Noah. The group released most of its albums on Adrian Sherwood's label, On-U Sound, and the music has been named Sherwoods vision of a psychedelic Africa. Their debute studio album My Life in a Hole in the Ground was released 1981 and their latest, Voodoo of The Godsent 2011. The group has had a shifting line up, including Prisoner, Crocodile, Junior Moses, Sunny Akpan, Skip McDonald, and Jah Wobble, - - - Arguably the most popular act to emerge from Adr read more. Many of the effects used would form, or may already have been included in, the sound armoury of Sherwood. The answer was simple and an army of On U aficionados was slowly growing. Off The Beaten Track 910. With Off The Beaten Track came a slight change of direction fuelled by meets with Skip McDonald, Doug Wimbush and Keith Leblanc as the African Head Charge sound took on a funk fuelled percussion driven angle


Ok, but not a patch on the magnificent "Songs of Praise" that was to follow in five years' time.