Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Busy Signal – Reggae Music Again

And again and again and again…


Jonathan Bogart: Yeah, yeah, today’s music ain’t got the same soul. Got it.

Brad Shoup: Nice to know that good-old-days reactionaries are unconvincing no matter the market. If you don’t mind, I’ll cue up “Back Way” again.

Alfred Soto: If its purpose is to reignite interest in the old verities by sounding like an old verity, mission accomplished.

Jonathan Bradley: I know Lee Perry — the real Scratch Perry. If you’re gon’ rehash the past, at least rehash the good parts.

Anthony Easton: I do not know enough about the interior politics of reggae to understand the implications of this song — I am assuming that it is some kind of call for return to a politically active understanding of the music, but everything is so sweet and mellow, I am mostly rating it for its competent pleasantness. 

Iain Mew: The guitar and bass melody which sits underneath “Reggae Music Again” isn’t really that dominant until the end, but because it reminds me of “Cógeme la Caña” (or rather, to be honest, “LDN”) it dominates my impressions of it. Which works out fine, because it says easygoing pleasure and that’s the best thing to concentrate on here rather than its quibbling over what counts as real reggae.

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