Up next on our chillin’ turntable playlist is another album we picked up yesterday at Our Favorite Record Shop, ‘Rat In the Kitchen‘ by UB40.
Before you start to lapse into seizures, this is not the album that has that uber-fucking annoying ‘Red Red Wine‘ on it, otherwise it never would have made it home.
In the U.K., UB40 were major stars, and this album was their sixth Top Ten hit, featuring the singles ‘Sing Your Own Song‘, ‘All I Want to Do‘, and ‘Rat in Mi Kitchen‘. In the U.S. though, the group remained a developing act with a modest following, but they were only able to score a hit by covering a previous hit like ‘I Got You, Babe‘ and, yes, that other song whose name we shall not mention. This album didn’t really do anything to change any of that, although it was, as usual, a tuneful collection of reggae.
I figure it serves as another example of tasteful webejammin tunes for HRH to expand and develop her interest and knowledge in reggae music.
Also, the album cover is Simply the Tits.