P. Allen - Fisherman

P. Allen - Fisherman

14.00

Artist:

P.Allen

Title:

Fisherman

Label:

Shella Records

Cat.No.

SR003

Released:

2018 (reissue)

Style:

roots reggae

Format:

7inch

Condition:

NEW

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"Fisherman" is a lo-fi proto digital Reggae scorcher which predates the release of King Jammy’s "Sleng Teng" by a full year.
Peter Allen released only one tune, recorded at Aquarius Studio in Kingston, Jamaica in 1984.


Allen recorded an album's worth of material with his backing band Food Clothes and Shelter before emigrating to Canada. Unfortunately Fisherman is the only track that survived after a basement flood in Toronto tragically destroyed his other master tapes.

In 1986 he self-released Fisherman in his new home Toronto on his Ponko Dread label, hand distributing it to local record stores and sound systems.

Perhaps it was too ahead of its time -- or too unusual, with its dirge-like synth and deep roots lyrics -- but Fisherman was largely overlooked until a few copies emerged around 5 years ago, becoming coveted grails by European digi collectors with deep pockets.