There are very few people who define a genre the way King Tubby defines dub. From the early days of dub in the 1960s, King Tubby (born Osbourne Rodduck) influenced a generation of producers across a variety of genres and continued to do so until his death in the late 1980s.
While King Tubby was known for experimenting with different sounds, he was also truly never one to settle for mediocrity. Flexing his signature dub muscle on 1975’s “Explosive Dub”, a compilation of various Tubby gems 19 tracks long, the true beauty of his ability is brought to light. It’s obvious to the listener that King Tubby spent hours perfecting each track and remix before releasing it to the public. “Explosive Dub”, a previously hard to find collectors item is a shining example of King Tubby’s work.
Though many of these tracks have been previously released by different labels on a varity of dusty pressings and formats, Clocktower’s reissue of Explosive Dub features audio mastered from the original analog tapes.