Due to the grossly hot 100 degree weather we're experiencing right now in Los Angeles and it feeling like Jamaica inside my apartment (I've had my AC cranked on high all day and I'm still sweating my balls off), I don't think there could possibly ever be a better time to post about this compilation called "100% Dynamite" that I dig on. Normally I don't listen to reggae... Sure, I've got the first few Bob Marley records but that's kinda where my reggae knowledge ends. This record on the other hand, is undeniable. "100% Dynamite" reminds me of a happy reggae version of Funkadelic's "Maggotbrain". It's got a wide range of artists and styles and is the perfect place to start for any reggae virgin. Don't be scared of the reggae, it won't hurt. If you end up digging this one, also check out "200% Dynamite" & "300% Dynamite", but don't bother with 400% and higher because it gets kinda weird after that. This Willie William's song, "Armageddon Time", sounds more relevant to me than anything that's coming out now. Can you believe that I wrote all that and I didn't even mention The Jesus & Mary Chain once?
(Download - Willie Williams "Armageddon Time")