Jah Wobble’s Invaders of the Heart (sometimes abbreviated Invaders of the Heart), is a London, UK - band, founded by John Wardle in 1983.

Invaders of the Heart has always consisted-of / collaborated-with a long illustrious list of artists, including: Holger Czukay and Jaki Liebezeit from Can (such as on the classic ‘How Much Are They?’), U2’s The Edge, Bill Laswell, Brian Eno, Pharaoh Sanders, Natacha Atlas, Nicky Skopelitis and Trilok Gurtu.

Wardle started out as a bass player in Public Image Ltd. After he got kicked out by Johnny Lydon for using PIL rhythm tracks on his solo releases (according to Lydon’s side of the story), it became clear that PIL needed Jah Wobble more than the other way round.

His music can be described as Dub, if not always in style then certainly in his production techniques which are characterised by lots of echo and extreme equalisation. Added to the dub rhythms are often elements of north african and asian styles such as the use of tabla percussion and arab vocals and rhythms. He is one of the early pioneers of what in the late nineties was to be labeled Asian Underground.

Sites: Discogs, MusicBrainz and Wikipedia.

Edited by IanAR on 24 Aug 2013, 19:18

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Formed in
  • 1983
Founded in
  • London, UK
Band Members
  • John Wardle

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