DUB PISTOLS, The African and [...]; live reviews.
DUB PISTOLS, The African and Caribbean Centre, Glasgow, Oct 8 ****
WITH its peeling walls charm, the freshly opened African and Caribbean Centre was an accommodating home for the frenetic breakbeat, ska and dub of the Dub Pistols' unpretentious dance tunes.
Taking the stage just before midnight, the current line-up, led by the cocksure MC Sir Real and excitable, have-it-large demands of founder Barry Ashworth, kept it raucous but tight - Sir Real spitting his controlled rhymes as precisely over the punchy funk of Official Chemical as the trumpet-heavy skank of Revitalise.
A pneumatic cover of The Stranglers' Peaches got the crowd bouncing, while The Specials' Gangsters graced the encore. The standout number was reggae-ish urban missive Peace of Mind.