LP: Trojan TBL167
CD: Trojan CDTBL167
Produced by Lee Perry and Bunny Lee
Battle Axe is a pretty strange collection. First of all, some of the tracks are actually produced by Bunny Lee, such as Delroy Wilson's "Cool Operator" and "Cheerio" (the rhythm track to Eric Donaldson's "Cherry Oh Baby"). For some reason, "Cool Operator" fades out after a little more than minute in length. Even without these oddities, the album has a really "thrown together" feel, and the choice of material ranges from excellent ("A Place Called Africa") to rather lame ("Knock Three Times"). Probably compiled on a Friday afternoon!