A timeline of spiky dread related records


Faust – The Sad Skinhead

Led Zeppelin – D’yer Mak’er


Frank’ N’ Stein – Tutankhamun/Monster Reggae


Patti Smith – Redondo Beach


Can – Flow Motion/Babylonian Pearl

Mari Elliot – Silly Billy/What A Way

Top Cat – Bring It On Home To Me


Alternative TV – Life After Life/Love Lies Limp

Laurie Anderson – It’s Not The Bullet Which Kills You (It’s The Hole)

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Punky Reggae Party

Generation X – Wild Dub

Sex Pistols – Submission

Tampax – Punks Tonight


Dangerous Girls – Dangerous Girls

Devil’s Dykes – Plastic Flowers

Fish Turned Human – Turkeys In China EP

The Offs – Johnny Too Bad

Penetration – Too Many Friends

Phantom – Lazy Fascist

Scritti Politti – Is & Ought the Western World

Steel Leg V The Electric Dread – Stratetime And The Wide Man

Suburban Studs – Necro

The Unwanted – Secret Police

X – Adult Books


Angelic Upstarts – I Understand

Bauhaus – Bela Lugosi’s Dead

Blondie – Die Young Stay Pretty

Cabaret Voltaire – Silent Command

Cane & Able – Citizens Of Babylon/La Vice Anglais

The Carpettes – Johnny Wont Hurt You

Dead Kennedys – Dreadlocks Of the Suburbs

Family Fodder – No Man’s Land

The Galactic Symposium – Money

Leyton Buzzards – Saturday Night Beneath The Plastic Palm Trees

The Passions – Hunted

Public Image Limited – Careering

Purple Hipsters – Howzyasistah

Rosa Yemen – Rosa Yemen

The Skids – Aftermath Dub

The Slits – Instant Hit

Snakefinger – Kill The Great Raven

Writz – Drive Away/TV Times

X-O-Dus – English Black Boys/See Them A Come


Athletico Spizz 80 – Central Park (Doctors & Nurses Dub)

Bad Brains – Stay Close To Me

Berlin – French Reggae

Blondie – The Tide Is High

The Clash – Bankrobber

The Cro-Tones – Tea Machine Dub

The Detonators – Lift Off

Family Fodder – Bass Adds Bass

The Flesh Eaters – Cry Baby Killer

Frantic Elevators – You Know What You Told Me

The Gizmos – Reggae Song

Glaxo Babies – Who Killed Bruce Lee (Version)

Grace Jones – She’s Lost Control

Max Splodge – Bicycle Seat

Piranhas – Coffee

The Residents – Love Leaks Out

The Ruts – Love In Vain

Wha-Ha-Ha – Zoo

Mark (Crucial) Wyman – Space Invaders/Space Infaders


Bloodclat – 1981

Bush Tetras – Das Ah Riot

City-X – Cops Can

Cleaners From Venus – Minimal Animal

The Del-Byzanteens – My World Is Empty

Dif Juz – Huremics

Electric Guitars – Work

Famous 4 – I Want That Girl (Dub)

Vivien Goldman – Private Armies

Debbie Harry – Inner City Spillover

Icarus – Tower Block Kid

Grace Jones – Me! I Disconnect From You

Rico – Red Top

Sir Horatio – Sommadub

The Slits – Face Dub

The Slits – Improperly Dressed

The Specials – Ghost Town

Splodgenessabounds – Two Pints (Dub)

Talisman – Dole Age


The Fun Boy Three – I Don’t Believe It

Home & Garden – (Please) Fix My horn (My Brakes Don’t Work)

League Unlimited Orchestra – Do Or Die

New Order – Turn The Heater On

Out On Blue Six – Soft Sarcasm

Pato & Roger – Ago Talk

Return Of The Panthers – Calling Captain Nemo

Ruts DC – Whatever We Do

Gil Scott-Heron – Ready Or Not

Mark Stewart + The Maffia – Jerusalem

Donna Summer – State Of Independence


Beastie Boys – Beastie Revolution

The Beepers – Video Fever

Chantage – Same Thing Twice

Colourbox – Tarantula

Cyndi Lauper – Witness

Lifetones – For A Reason

London Underground – 1-3

Modern Clix – Is Spock Dread?

Nona Hendryx – Steady Action

Peter & The Test Tube Babies – Trapper Aint Got A Bird

Pigbag – Six Of One

Talking Heads – I Get Wild/Wild Gravity

Violent Femmes – Please Do Not Go

Benjamin Zephaniah – Dis Policeman Keeps Kicking me To Death


Barry Ford New Breed – Maggie’s Farm/1984

Jah Scouse – Merge


Kultura – Lew Ja I Ja Dub

Saada Bonaire – Your Touch

Scritti Politti – Flesh & Blood


Boogie Down Productions – The P Is Free/Elementary (Dub)


Big Audio Dynamite – Another One Rides The Bus

Renegade Soundwave – Cocaine Sex (Sub Aqua Overdrive Dub)

The Smiths – A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours