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March 2, 2017

Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Stop That Train (1983) – Lp

by Record Facts

Clint Eastwood & General Saint were a reggae deejay duo of the early 1980s, consisting of Clint Eastwood (born Robert Anthony Bramme) and General Saint (born Winston Hislop).













Artist:  Clint Eastwood & General Saint
Title:  Stop That Train
Year:  1983
Format:  LP
Label:  Greensleeves Records
Catalog#  GREL 53

Tag-team DJ duos (as opposed to the more common and popular singer-DJ duo format) were quite unusual when this pair emerged in the late ’70s, and they remain so today. But Clint Eastwood (younger brother of the legendary DJ Trinity) and General Saint proved that it could work, and if Stop That Train didn’t achieve quite the success that Two Bad D.J. had, it was nevertheless a solid effort with several excellent tracks and filler that stopped short of being killer but was nevertheless perfectly serviceable for most dancehall needs. This reissue adds three discomix versions to the original program, as well as some interesting liner notes. Highlights include the duo’s version of the classic rocksteady title track (the song for which the pair is still remembered) and a dark, edgy original number titled “Monkey Man” (not to be confused with the classic Toots Hibbert ska anthem of the same name). Less memorable are the awkwardly swinging “Stop Jack” and a slightly less awkwardly skanking take on Leonard Dillon‘s “Everything Crash.” The backing tracks are by Inity Rockers, and are rock-solid throughout. Recommended.


Side one
1.  Stop That Train  (3:59)
2.  Vote For Me  (3:26)
3.  Nuclear Crisis  (4:29)
4.  Rock With Me  (2:54)
5.  Shame & Scandal  (2:46)

Side two
1.  Stop Jack  (3:23)
2.  True Vegetarian  (2:42)
3.  Everything Crash  (3:51)
4.  Monkey Man  (3:15)
5.  H.A.P.P.Y.  (3:01)

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