Asian Dub Foundation - Rafi's Revenge 2xLP
"Right here, right now Asian Dub Foundation are the most important band in Britain." – NME, 1997
London Records present a reissue of Asian Dub Foundation's Rafi's Revenge, originally released in 1998. Rafi's Revenge originally peaked at number 20 on the UK Albums Chart and was shortlisted for the 1998 Mercury Music Prize, with Bobby Gillespie hailing them at the time as "the best live act in Britain." By the time they recorded Rafi's Revenge in 1998, Asian Dub Foundation were primed to explode. Having initially emerged from East London's grassroots Community Music project as a largely studio-based collective, the band had galvanized themselves into a riotously exciting touring machine by the late '90s. Their extraordinary live shows around this period were electrifying to witness, kinetic and dynamic, incendiary, and euphoric, confrontational yet celebratory. For sheer roof-raising energy, they were unrivalled. ADF have evolved enormously over the last two decades, of course, but their breakthrough album remains a fascinating chapter in the real, complex, unwritten history of Britpop. Expanded and enlarged for this 21-year anniversary edition, these multi-layered musical treasures still dazzle and delight with their grandiose ambition and riotous energy.