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Peter Tosh: the Stepping Razor still cuts deep in Jamaica

by Vivien Goldman
The Guardian
April 20, 2016

Honouring a founder member of the original Wailers trio, along with Bob Marley and Bunny Wailers, today is Jamaica’s second official International Peter Tosh Day. The revisionist ironies in that simple phrase recall those of punk’s current lauding by the British government. Swaggering and hectoring, the imposing Tosh was always a machete in any government’s side. His vicious wit marked militant tunes like the anti-monarchist Babylon Queendom; 400 Years’ take on Jamaica’s racially ruptured history; Equal Rights; and Legalize It (“and I will advertise it”), the ganja lib anthem with which he announced himself as a solo artist, post-Wailers, in 1976.

CLICK HERE to continue reading at The Guardian.  Includes photos from our good friend Lee Jaffe.

Peter Tosh, Westmoreland, Jamaica, 1977 (Photo:  Lee Jaffe)

Peter Tosh, Westmoreland, Jamaica, 1977 (Photo: Lee Jaffe)

 

 

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  1. General Tee says:

    #Reggae Climbing the charts @peppaceed4real Ft. @GullyBop1000 “Party Time” https://youtu.be/O7ELR9vOhOo

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