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Bob Marley and the Wailers ‘Survival’ Demos (1979)

Included here are rare demos and alternate versions from the Survival LP recording sessions. Also included is a review of the album by journalist Neil Spencer which appeared in the September 29, 1979 issue of New Musical Express.

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  1. These NME articles are so freaking patronizing. These writers had no f*cking clue. they HAD to make Marley and Tosh and all the other Reggae artists fit in boxes (references to Bob Dylan, Disco, German synth-pop…) instead of just taking that music as it was: Reggae, not German pop-dance synth whatchamacullit. And they were so predictable: nyahbinghi influenced riddims = good, electric guitar Babylon By Bus = bad… as if Jamaicans had no right to experiment with blues rock guitars and HAD to conform to the “dread in the mountain beating his drums with no electricity” model. Typical Euroracist “stay in your place” colonialist attitude.

    1. midnightraverblog says:

      I agree. And to think that some of these same writers are considered the cream of the crop when it comes to reggae journalists!

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