Asian Dub Foundation
Asian Dub Foundation - Rafi's Revenge (21st Anniversary Edition)
21st anniversary release on white vinyl.
Rafi’s Revenge originally peaked at number 20 on the UK Albums Chart and was shortlisted for the 1998 Mercury Music Prize, with Bobby Gillespie hailing them at the time as “the best live act in Britain”.
Upon original release the NME hailed Asian Dub Foundation as “the most important band in Britain” as did the Sunday Times calling them “the most exciting band in Britain right now, whatever the context”, while the Melody Maker said discovering Rafi’s Revenge is like “finding ice-cold vain in the middle of the Kalahari. No not just good, fucking brilliant” This album is a masterpiece and this re-issue deserves your attention.
‘By the time they recorded Rafi’s Revenge in 1998, Asian Dub Foundation were primed to explode. Having initially emerged from East London’s grassroots Community Music project as a largely studio-based collective, the band had galvanised themselves into a riotously exciting touring machine by the late Nineties. Their extraordinary live shows around this period were electrifying to witness, kinetic and dynamic, incendiary and euphoric, confrontational yet celebratory. For sheer roof-raising energy, they were unrivalled.