Saturday, August 04, 2007

Culture Clash

There's a new 30th anniversary edition of Culture's Two Sevens Clash out. This is one of Reggae's great albums, released during a period where the genre was putting out quality albums to go along with singles. Since it's album heyday, reggae has become a singles genre. But the sound I like has been replaced by dancehall. The latter has never moved me. There's still good reggae out there, but I've kinda lost interest. So, I veer to the classics of yore, and not just Bob Marley. Black Uhuru, Steel Pulse, Jimmy Cliff and Bunny Wailer to name a few. That sound is still alive in today's reggae, but it's hard to find. And what was the last reggae album I bought? Damien Marley's Welcome To Jamrock. Old family names never die.
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