Thursday, May 17, 2012

Oax Pick - Burning Spear's "Marcus Garvey"

I'm not much of a raggae guy, but when it works it works fine. There are some great stuff from about 1970, plus/minus 5 years. This is one of them. Mostly I use to like the dub versions of whatever much better than the original ones. This is an exception. Burning Spear's "Marcus Garvey" is filled with two of the most important components in music: strong, hypnotic melodies and a hell of a voice. You lean back and fall into the grooves of the now classic music, melt into another Universe, hearing Winston Rodney's voice, like a distorted Roebuck "Pops" Staples, yelling his message. No, I'm not much of a rastafari guy either, but when hearing this album things happens with hair, at least what's left of it. O'


  1. Hi Oax! If you do like dub (and who doesn't!?) then the dub version of this album, "Garvey's Ghost" is one of the best!