More than 40 years after UB40 released their first album ‘Signing Off’ comes a new album ‘Bigga Baggariddum’.
The original ‘Baggariddim’ album was released in 1985. It was an album of collaborations, most notably the Chrissie Hynde duet ‘I Got You Babe’.
On ‘Bigga Baggariddim’ UB40 once again partners up expanding on the first Birmingham centric collaborations to a more international feel. A few of the artists first time around ,Slinger and Pablo Rider return but its basically a new slate of artists from around the world, including New Zealand’s House of Shem and Jamaica’s Inner Circle.
There is a lot of history in UB40. Robin Campbell’s dad Ian was a folk singer in the 50s and 60s and helped on the early songs including ‘Food For Thought’. Co-founder and brother Ali Campbell had a unceremonious departure from the band. Their brother Duncan replaced him but news today is that Duncan has retired due to health issues.
2022 will hopefully see UB40 back in Australia in March.
Robin Campbell spoke with Noise11’s Paul Cashmere.
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