El Dub ander Wigga-G Style - Ten Ways To Praise

Published Thursday 15th February 2007
El Dub ander Wigga-G Style - Ten Ways To Praise
El Dub ander Wigga-G Style - Ten Ways To Praise

RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 21528-12099
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: CD Mini-album

Reviewed by John Hebden

This is two enterprising blokes from Bristol who have set out to prove that 10 tracks on a CD can be played in 10 different musical styles. Is it self indulgence? Is it educational? It is certainly truly original and full of good humour and bright musical colours. El Dub and Wigga-G provide notes for each track to explain what style they are aiming at - in case we can't work it out for ourselves. We go from skiffle (not obvious without the note) to '90s disco style (much more obvious), via country, Gregorian, bossa nova, jig and doo-wop. The songs are all simple, accessible praise and devotion originals, written by Clive and Beverley Anderson. I think there is something of the spirit of Ishmael in this album - catchy songs, arrangements which go over the top just enough to make you smile without cringing, some funky guitar playing, and singing which is an encouragement to all who don't really have a voice to give it a go. I imagine that it would appeal to children of about key stage two age (eight - 11 years) and, who knows, they might want to ask their parents to tell them more about the instrumentation of "'80s rock style" or who sings "power ballads"!

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Reader Comments

Posted by Pete Waterman in London @ 15:31 on Aug 18 2013

I think it's high time we heard more from these chaps. The music industry is in dire straits and Dire Straits can't even save us now. Whatever happened to El Dub and Wigga G Style?

Posted by Lewen in The Nest @ 16:54 on Mar 7 2007

Biggup the Wigga G-Style in the massive house. Brap. I personally think Leroy should lay off Mr. Hebdon and allow him to review the music as he sees fit. Personally I think the music goes over the top to the point of cringiness, then out the other side into just plain humorous. Call me a liar if you like, I won't complain. Anyway, that's pretty much my comment

Posted by Leroy in The living room @ 23:28 on Feb 21 2007

Dear sir,

I think you have missed the point.

Leroy x

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