Toppa Top 10: Ten Quintessential British Lovers Rock Tunes

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September 27, 2011

6. Aswad, “Didn’t Know At the Time”

Aswad went from being a decidedly roots outfit from Londonโ€™s Ladbroke Grove to making some of the strongest and most complicated loverโ€™s rock arrangements ever attempted. “Didnโ€™t Know At The Time” features some complicated rolling bass lines so original they have never really been attempted in cover versions. The initial release of the track on the New Chapter album was later remixed into a stellar dub on New Chapter of Dub, which surprisingly outsold the original.