Studio album by
Released 2 September 1985
Genre Reggae
Label DEP International
Producer UB40
UB40 chronology
Geffery Morgan


Rat in the Kitchen

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau A−[2]
Rolling Stone (favorable)[3]

Baggariddim, not to be confused with the EP Little Baggariddim released in the US, is the sixth album by UB40, released in 1985. Most of the tracks are reworkings of previous UB40 recordings that originally appeared on Labour of Love and Geffery Morgan, here showcasing guest singers and "toasters" on vocals. Guest artists included Chrissie Hynde, the leader of The Pretenders, and Douglas Gilbert, lead trombonist with the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO). In the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium, this album was released in a gatefold sleeve containing an additional 3-track 12" EP. The album features two hits, "I Got You Babe"—a duet with Hynde that reached number one in the UK, Ireland and Australia—and the UK number-three follow-up "Don't Break My Heart", which was the 'B-side' of "I Got You Babe" ("Theme from Labour of Love") with vocals added.

Track listing [ edit ]

  1. "The King Step Mk.1" (feat. Pato Banton over "If It Happens Again") – 3;32
  2. "The Buzz Feeling" (feat. Gunslinger over "Cherry Oh Baby") – 3;41
  3. "Lyric Officer Mk.2" (feat. Dillinger over "If It Happens Again") – 3:16
  4. "Demonstrate" (feat. Admiral Jerry over "As Always You Were Wrong Again") – 3:55
  5. "Two in a One Mk.1" (feat. Pablo & Gunslinger over "The Pillow") – 3:18
  6. "Hold Your Position Mk.3" (feat. Stones over "If It Happens Again") – 3:56
  7. "Hip Hop Lyrical Robot" (feat. Pato Banton over "Your Eyes Were Open") – 4:22
  8. "Style Mk.4" (feat. Pablo over "If It Happens Again") – 4:02
  9. "Fight Fe Come in Mk.2" (feat. James Bon & General CP over "The Pillow") – 3:25
  10. "V's Version" (feat. Sister V over "Version Girl") – 3:25
  11. "Don't Break My Heart" – 3:49 U.K Single.
  12. "I Got You Babe" (with Chrissie Hynde) – 3:09
  13. "Mi Spliff" – 4:01

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