X-O-DUS - English Black Boys - CD - LTMCD2568
Autores: X-O-Dus, Exodus, Wesley Honey Ricketts, Patrick Leddy Ricketts, Trevor Bell, Ricky Jones, Dave Reid, Johnny Caton, Gayle Reid, Herbie
Editor: LTM Recordings
Géneros: Reggae, Dub, Dancehall
Manchester reggae band X-O-Dus are best known for their Dennis Bovell produced 12" single English Black Boys, released on Factory Records in February 1980. Talent-spotted by Joy Division manager Rob Gretton, X-O-Dus performed at live events such as Zoo Meets Factory Halfway and Factory By Moonlight. In time-honoured Factory fashion Fac 11 was released a year late, the only reggae record to appear in a sleeve designed by Peter Saville.
Digitally remastered, this full-length archive collection includes both sides of the Factory single as well as seven album demos recorded in 1980. Bonus track Underwater Dance is taken from a 1992 white label 12" issued by drummer Leddy under the name Subsonique + Rico.
Cover design by Peter Saville. Booklet contains sleevenotes by former manager Martin Dunlop along with archive X-O-Dus images.