Splendid stuff with LKJ doing what he does; the reggae poet with the deep, rich and distinctive voice adds his clever lyrics over the top of a solid reggae backing. He has politically and socially aware commnent that is astute and perceptive. It's made more appoachable by being expressed without agression and without strident tones that can get in the way of the message elsewhere by those of the rap and hip hop generation. They may try to get you to see their point by holding a gun at your head and shouting. With LKJ you sit down with a large galss of rum, the bass beating rhythmically whilst he explains.
on 17 August 2012
If you like Lynton Kwesi Johnson, Dennis Bovell (Blackbeard) and dub, this is very listenable. Mr Bovell gives the tracks a good working over with his particular brand of dub. More sound/mood scapes for Mr Johnson's fire in the belly polemics. A 1980 release. A Stand out? Mabe "Brain Smashing Dub" or the opening "Victorious Dub". A good cross over and in 2012, it still has a good rumble going.