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“Blood, Tears and Thunder DUB” is the second single (and the second of the Spaghetti Western Dub videos) from the Chopper Franklin (Heathen Apostles, The Cramps) album “Spaghetti Western Dub No.1”, out 1/27/24 on Ratchet Blade Records. You can listen and download HERE.

The lyric video uses clips from the Spaghetti Westerns “If You Meet Sartana Pray For Your Death” (1968) and “Death Rides a Horse” (1967, both in the public domain.) It also features news clips displaying the violence between the PNP (whose leader was Michael Manley) and the JLP (led by Reagan-stooge Edward Seaga, who had ordered the 1976 assassination attempt on Bob Marley) both during, and after, the contentious 1980 Jamaican elections.

“This is well worth a look if you have any interest in Spaghetti Music and or Dub. Chopper Franklin’s latest project is a combination of the two so as far as I’m concerned it can’t go far wrong. The single is great and the production is top notch, I can’t wait for the rest of it …Brilliant.” Spaghetti Western Daily

In the spirit of The Clash, Bad Brains’ and Public Image Limited’s brews of reggae and punk, Franklin takes his original Spaghetti Western compositions and remixes them with the deep, bass-heavy rhythms and echo-drenched soundscapes of Dub. The album features vocals by Mather Louth (Heathen Apostles) and the Phantom of the Black Hills.

Chopper Franklin’s “The Scorpion Says DUB” is the first single from album “Spaghetti Western Dub No. 1” (out January 27, 2024 on Ratchet Blade Records). It’s a groundbreaking album that fuses the vast, arid landscapes of Spaghetti Western music and the heavy rhythms of Dub Reggae. You can listen and download HERE