Boomkat Product Review:
'Call me rambo' was originally recorded in 1986 and released on the Heavyweight label, an imprint formed by the soundsystem of the same name, based in the Wood Green and Tottenham areas of north London.
Featuring Chester Roots at the controls and his nephew Ackie at the microphone, this is raw and dangerous dancehall. Hailing from that period in the middle eighties, when clubs could play Marley Marl next to Super Cat, or Half Pint next to early Trax records, 'Call Me Rambo' opens with a bang, racked with strafing machine gun fire and the helicopter sounds free with a Commodore 64, natty dread a go scientific an' ballistic.
Ackie's voice is reminiscent of the great Barrington Levy, and the enormous, rampant rhythm sends shockwaves through any musical system - all b-boys and hardcore addicts would do well to sweep a copy of this and ask questions later. Flip the script, and Chesse retains Ackie's winning 'Don't push me' refrain, and much of the sonic elements but works the board hard, 'Rambo Gun Salute' as a part two is simply perfection, dubwise and anywise. 'Rambo Salute' takes the dub even further out, as Ackie drifts further into the mix, and Chester works it on out in true ragamuffin style. "Ramming dancehall is the priority", so the man say. This has shattered the office record for most rewinds yknow.