CD REVIEW: Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad "Live Up!"

It is quite possible that Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad is one of the best live dub reggae bands on the jam scene today. This album, the band's first live release, one ups their debut studio album by delivering a high energy collection of well crafted, superbly performed tunes in the way they were meant to be heard: live and uninhibited. "Seasons Change" sounds like anything you would hear coming straight from the island of Jamaica. The retro feel of each track on the album is reminiscent of reggae greats of the past including Bob Marley and Lee "Scratch" Perry. You will find yourself getting lost within the groove of each song. The shows that these gems were plucked from must have been awesome to be a part of, and it's a shame that the rest of the music created on each of those occasions couldn't be a part of "Live Up!"