Monday, 18 June 2007

From JA to UK

Supreme slice of downbeat militant British reggae from 1980. Apparently, Pablo Gad had been over to Jamaica, seen properly dirt poor people, before returning to England and effectively saying "Err, sorry, Steel Pulse - what the fuck are you complaining about?" Great early Eighties production, lacking in daft digital sound effects; halfway through he seems to get a bit bored of talking about poverty and just starts going on about smoking weed. Isn't that always the way?

Pablo Gad - Hard Times

It's also available on Pressure Sounds' excellent British Reggae compilation, Don't Call Us Immigrants.

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