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Reggae
« on: January 13, 2009, 03:33:27 am »
So, does anybody here listen to reggae? According to the search function there's no topic about it, so I thought I'd make one. I'll make a small list of bands I like for people to check out, if they're intrested. Also if somebody has a reggae artist they want to infict upon others, this is a good place for that.  ;)

Well, firstly there's the obvious one, Bob Marley & The Wailers, the single most popular reggae band ever. Formed by Bob Marley after his original band, The Wailers, broke up in 1974. Probably everybody has heard them at least somewhere, but here's a link to Concrete Jungle.

Peter Tosh was one of the original members of The Wailers, but when the band broke up he pursued a solo career. In his lyrics he is known for being very critical towards the system and for demanding the legalization of marihuana. Here's a link to his song Bush Doctor.

Next to bands perhaps everyone hasn't heard of. Groundation is a reggae band that was found in 1998 in California, USA. Their music has taken some influence from jazz and dub. They are the first reggae band I fell in love with. Here's a link to a song, If I.

The Abyssinians are a roots reggae band started in the 1969. They're famous for promotion of rastafari movement in their lyrics. Here's Declaration of Rights.

Those are the most important ones for me, special mention to Easy Star All-Stars, they are apparently known for turning popular music into reggae/dub. For example, they made a dub version of Pink Floyd's Darkside of the Moon, named "Dubside of the Moon".  :)

Hope you people enjoy the songs I linked, or at least found this post a good way to spend a few moments. :P
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Re: Reggae
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2009, 07:19:33 am »
Bumbaclot!

Ever hear of the Maytals? They're famous for performing anywhere, as long as you make travel arrangements and give them food and a place to stay.
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Re: Reggae
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2009, 10:06:30 pm »
Bumbaclot!

Ever hear of the Maytals? They're famous for performing anywhere, as long as you make travel arrangements and give them food and a place to stay.

Nope, I haven't. :p Will check them out at some point. ^^
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Re: Reggae
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2009, 11:58:29 am »
Dub reggae is teh awesome and is ska allowed in this topic? I got lotsa ska to suggest.
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Re: Reggae
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2009, 04:21:17 pm »
Dub reggae is teh awesome and is ska allowed in this topic? I got lotsa ska to suggest.

Well, it's fine by me. Might as well keep that here too?

Also I was supposed to link this last time, but forgot. http://bigupradio.com, it's an internet radio, they've got 7 stations, roots, ska, dub and whatnot.
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Re: Reggae
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2009, 05:17:19 pm »
If we're recommending ska as well, then I will suggest Streetlight Manifesto.

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Re: Reggae
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2009, 05:53:53 pm »
Well let's start with the obvious: The Police and Madness
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Re: Reggae
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2009, 06:23:22 pm »
Bad Manners make awesome ska. Saw them live at Rebellion in Blackpool last summer. The whole venue shook with people dancing.
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