Socialist Reggae?

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by phildwyer, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    :hmm:



    close as it gets i reckon
     
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  2. poului

    poului a bit overrated

    Relieved that it's a bit shit in comparison.
     
  3. Blagsta

    Blagsta Minimum cage, maximum cage




    not strictly reggae, but...a large tune!
     
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  4. The Boy

    The Boy danny la rouge is probably wrong.

    This is brill.
     
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  5. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Fire Facts - Injustice March
    rare cut this one...... think you'll like this

    Leroy Sibbles - Revolution

    and the no time to waste version
    not strictly socialist that one, but has some lyrics in it

    heard a great anarchist roots tune the other day, struggling to find it again, but will hunt it down......
     
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  6. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    got it! this is the one i had in mind
    Earth & Stone - False Ruler
     
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  7. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    That's one of my all time favourites :cool:
     
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  8. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Never heard that one, nice find :cool:
     
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  9. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    heard it on a dlx1 uploaded mannaseh tape last night (on this page: http://www.mixcloud.com/laserworshiper/ - i think he already passed you these tapes for your page Ringo)
    going by the lyrics i wonder if Rock Against Racism might have had an influence on that... March against XXX gets replaced with Rock against XXX for a verse...
    its from 1992 i think
    March Against Church & State...not a lyric ive heard on a JA reggae record before

    sounded a lot bottom heavier on the mannaseh show fwiw

    its a big tune - need to check the rest of the album
     
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  10. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    I absolutely love this thread. Great work been done here over the years chaps :cool:
     
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  11. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    indeed and much appreciated
    going to try and get some on vinyl (where possible) for a mayday do
     
  12. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    I've been using keepvid.com to make a couple of compilations for the car from this thread. The kids love them :cool: Proud to be a dad of kids that love reggae music :D
     
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  13. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Moja Nya - Freedom For Trots :hmm:

     
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  14. caleb

    caleb Well-Known Member

     
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  15. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    before my time

    ^^^^^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grunwick_dispute

    The Grunwick dispute was an industrial dispute involving trade union recognition at the Grunwick Film Processing Laboratories in Willesden, North London, that led to a two-year strike between 1976 and 1978.[1] During a decade of industrial unrest, the Grunwick dispute became a cause célèbre of trade unionism and labour relations law, and "at its height involved thousands of Trade Unionists and police in confrontations, ...over 500 arrests on the picket line and frequent police violence."[2][3][4] The total of 550 arrests made during the strike was at the time the highest such figure in any industrial dispute since the General Strike of 1926.[5] Journalist Paul Foot described the dispute as "a central battleground between the classes and between the parties."[6](1:15) The dispute was reported nightly on the national television news, depicting the often violent clashes between the strikers and the Metropolitan Police'sSpecial Patrol Group.[7] Grunwick was the first time that this paramilitary police unit had been deployed in an industrial dispute.[8][9] The mostly female, immigrant, East African Asian strikers – dubbed "strikers in saris" by the news media – were led by Jayaben Desai, whose membership of the union was later suspended following her hunger strike outside the Trades Union Congress (TUC) headquarters in November 1977.[10] This was also the first dispute where the majority of strikers were from an ethnic minority and still received widespread support from the labour movement – previous disputes involving immigrant workers which had taken place in Leicester and Southall had "remained marginalised" and had even led to "open and ugly racism on the part of white union members and their leaders."[11][12][13]
     
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  16. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Max Romeo - Warning Warning

    more revolutionary rather than specifically socialist...heads a go roll
     
  17. shifting gears

    shifting gears Well-Known Member



    Apologies if already posted but for me it's the first tune came to mind. Mind you, so much roots reggae deals with socialist themes it's hard to know where to start... Still, tuff rhythm and amazing vox, winner
     
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  18. shifting gears

    shifting gears Well-Known Member



    Water... As basic a human right as exists...,
     
  19. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Dont think anyone posted this
    Linton Kwesi Johnson - Di Black Petty Booshwah
     
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  20. Blagsta

    Blagsta Minimum cage, maximum cage

  21. cantsin

    cantsin Well-Known Member

    top, top thread :thumbs:
     
  22. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

  23. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat for the workers' breakfast

    I needed this thread...

    Had a London reggae station on the interweb while doing the catmas cards.

    Some festive reggae I can cope with. Some would have been best left not done.

    On which seasonal note, I offer



    as the nearest compromise...
     
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  24. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member



    I think this is new...
     
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  25. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Does National Socialist count?




    bit weird tbh
     
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  26. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    See also "Jerry Hitler" - a Wackies artist who was apparently so-called because he had so many hits. :confused:
     
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  27. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Last edited: Aug 29, 2016
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  28. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

  29. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Found this Christian/ Ayn Randian work ethic number...its a nice tune despite that
     
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    ska invita back on the other side

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