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  • Audio Cassette (25 Oct. 1990)
  • Label: Mango
  • ASIN: B00008FC4B
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

1. Want Fi Goh Rave
2. It Noh Funny
3. Sonny's Lettah (Anti-Sus Poem)
4. Independent Intavenshan
5. Fite dem Back
6. Reality Poem
7. Forces of Vicktry
8. Time Come

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By "Belgo Geordie" on 21 July 2012
Format: Audio CD
This was the 1979 follow up I bought to the very powerful "Dread, Beat and Blood". It is a far more polished album sound wise, with a few exceptional stand out tracks amongst what is a working performance overall. First music. Dennis Bovell is a sound master second to none and the blistering sounscape adds power to the words. And Mr Johnson's words hit like hammers in the stories they tell. The magnificent, parred down "Sonny's Lettah" , a reflection on the racist and social control SUS laws of the late seventies. And the crooning love message to the National Front in "Fite dem Back". After thirty years of listening, I still play the first two Linton albums, for the music, the message and that it takes me back to the streets of South London and seeing the discrimination against black youth that predictably blew up in the Brixton and other areas rioting. Mr Johnson's work, giving visibility to stories of youth, there was hope that we would as well as listen to him and others take action to address the inequality. It was a lost opportunity that instead delivered us Thatcher and a future of dispossessing even more youth and marginalising their culture.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mark on 30 April 2011
Format: Audio CD
Love it!!!
Welcome to the world of British reggae. Our man (Linton Kwesi Johnston) an influence to so many and an outright spoken activist for equality and drawer to attention for what needed to be addressed during a formidable shameful period of history in this country. A lesson that we can all draw from, learn from, yet never to repeat.
This album speaks volumes of how we can all learn what tolerances and compassion really is through timeless, moving reggae.

From British, white bloke.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kevin on 3 Nov. 2010
Format: Audio CD
This is my third copy of this album/cd, it is truly an all time classic and i never get tired of playing it.....one word...MAGIC
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This album is a fantastic cocktail of supreme musicianship and powerful lyrics. Johnson's effective simple driving delivery completes the experience. Every song is a gem, which makes it timeless. This isn't cosy stuff; it is hard hitting; it needed to be. This came out at a time when racism and riots were happening in late '70s Britain. Quite apart from this being a superb album in itself, it is actually an important social document in British history, as far as i am concerned - the Anti-Nazi league etc. Britain turned a corner, thank God. Although there is STILL massive racism, it is now rightfully understood that such bigotry is wrong and frowned upon by the vast majority - and this has been the case for many years. Heady stuff, eh? Well, just get this album anyway...If you like good reggae, or even just very good music, then it would be a travesty to pass this one by.....
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Format: Audio CD
I own a decent selection of Reggae and both this and his equally seminal "bass culture" set are among my favourites.

Johnson combines dub poetry, dub heavy basslines and songs containing both personal stories and social and/or political lyrics to great effect.

Simply a great selection of tunes from an era when Reggae was truly a force to be reckoned with and one to really try out the bass end on the old speakers!!
If you enjoy this then I recommend other releases such as the following -

"Wa do dem" - eek a mouse
"War in da babylon" - max romeo and the upsetters
"Super Ape" - scatch perry and the upsetters
"Legalise it" - Peter Tosh

Discover and enjoy!!!
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Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
There are very few albums with such an angry political message and even fewer that can claim to break new ground this ticks both of those boxes. As a reggae album it has so much for the listener to take in... from the lyrical/poetic delivery to those dub vibes that seem to punch its was into your brain, to the psychedelic guitar licks that fit so well with some of the deepest bass i ever heard. I have been listening to this album since i was a teenager in 1991 and after 20+ years it can still surprise me, so glad to own it on vinyl
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By H. Sadler on 13 Jun. 2013
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Timeless, a true classic telling it as it was in a time of toil & trouble.
Not a duff track on here, "Reality Poem" my personal favourite.

Thanks LKJ, I was there.
Peace.
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this album would have been a game changer if it had been released around the time of Stephen Lawrence murder. An absolute must buy if you take race relations seriously.
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