Tuesday, May 16, 2006

The Blizzard of 78 -- and Mikey Dread!

As my adopted state suffers through the Flood of 06, I'd like to salute the Blizzard of 78, which just delivered a smashing version of "Silicone on Sapphire." Their version will be welcomed by Sandinista! fanatics -- doubly so when you find out who collaborated with the band on the performance: dub giant Mikey Dread. Dread, of course, was an essential contributor to the original Sandinista!, producing some tracks, helping write some more, toasting over even more. We are honored to have him on the record and we're grateful to the adept Blizzard boys for making it happen.

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