POLITICAL / GENERALS
REGGAE ARCHIVE RECORDS
these 2 tracks captured the public consciousness of the early ‘80s through their uniquely British roots reggae sound.
Finally the gems of non Jamaican reggae are being objectively heard and given the status they deserve. Musical Youth burst into the public consciousness in 1982 with "Pass the Dutchie". "Political" was a scathing attack on the inability of the government to provide millions of people with employment. A cry for both work and a better future where the children will be given a chance to have jobs and security; it ably reflects the desperation and despair that so many felt at that time. "Generals" is an anti-war call for pacifism, naming and shaming the officers rather than the ordinary soldiers who ultimately pay the price for wars. For fans of ub40, steel pulse and aswad.