Produced by the band with Island Records boss Chris Blackwell, it was the album that featured both ‘Lively Up Yourself’ and the original ‘No Woman, No Cry.’
Whether fighting for the legalisation of cannabis or battling dark forces in politics, the best reggae protest songs spoke to their times yet continue to resonate today.
The album made the UK Top 10 and is now widely regarded as one of British reggae's most essential releases.
The well-established and deep-rooted links between reggae and punk are being celebrated on ‘Punky Reggae Selecta,' just out from Universal Music Catalogue.
Jamaica maintains its incredible output with numerous dancehall and roots reggae producers currently plying their trade in Kingston. Long may it continue!
The superstardom of Bob Marley is a stark contrast to where he came from, but those with enough determination found a way out of the ghetto through music.