Page 3 of 14 FirstFirst 1234513 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 45 of 205

Thread: Bob Marley.

  1. #31
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    CHI
    Posts
    3,751

    Default

    A Brief History of Seven Killings is a fantastic novel also, that I recommend highly, especially to anyone with an interest in recent Jamaican history, i.e. most people here

  2. #32
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    16,547

    Default

    unsurprisingly I prefer his work with Lee Perry, in general.
    i specifically forbade anyone to express this inane and tediously contrarian opinion right at the very start of this thread! sometimes i honestly feel like you have been sent by god specifically to troll me. a kind of karmic avenger for all the people i have mercilessly trolled in life.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to luka For This Useful Post:


  4. #33
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    16,547

    Default

    i deserve it. youre doing the lords work. i dont take it personally.

  5. #34
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    CHI
    Posts
    3,751

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    i specifically forbade
    ah I missed that

    Plenty of the Island stuff is great, tbc. I'm not insane. War, for example.

    You have to remember that U.S. - especially the Midwest - doesn't have a huge ingrained reggae element.

    Not only is Bob Marley the only reggae most people know, Legends is the only Bob Marley they know.

    Imagine hearing terrible people play those songs to death your entire life, hearing them in commercials, in terrible movies, as muzak in elevators.

    It makes you shudder when you hear Jamming or Get Up Stand Up or No Woman No Cry or I Shot the fucking Sheriff.

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to padraig (u.s.) For This Useful Post:


  7. #35
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Posts
    369

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by padraig (u.s.) View Post
    it's always been the case that Bob Marley is great but part of his fanbase is so insufferable, and some his work so associated with them, as to make it unlistenable.
    I knew a guy who would get stoned, play the same three or four Bob Marley songs over and over and put on what he thought was a hilarious Jamaican accent. He also broke his collar bone attempting to do the Fosbury Flop over a washing line.

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to version For This Useful Post:


  9. #36
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    CHI
    Posts
    3,751

    Default

    Either way you should check out A Brief History of Seven Killing. I can see you not liking it for luka whatever contrarian reasons, but I think you would.

  10. #37
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    16,547

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by padraig (u.s.) View Post
    ah I missed that

    Plenty of the Island stuff is great, tbc. I'm not insane. War, for example.

    You have to remember that U.S. - especially the Midwest - doesn't have a huge ingrained reggae element.

    Not only is Bob Marley the only reggae most people know, Legends is the only Bob Marley they know.

    Imagine hearing terrible people play those songs to death your entire life, hearing them in commercials, in terrible movies, as muzak in elevators.

    It makes you shudder when you hear Jamming or Get Up Stand Up or No Woman No Cry or I Shot the fucking Sheriff.
    i do understand. buffalo soldier is probably still going to bring up bad associations for me too.

  11. #38
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    16,547

    Default

    it's not like we're all rastas living in the hills over here.

  12. #39
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Posts
    369

    Default

    At this point I just think of this when I hear Buffalo Soldier.


  13. #40
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    16,547

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by padraig (u.s.) View Post
    Either way you should check out A Brief History of Seven Killing. I can see you not liking it for luka whatever contrarian reasons, but I think you would.
    my contrarian reason is hating novels and refusing to ever read them.

  14. #41
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    CHI
    Posts
    3,751

    Default

    yeah but you all do have a huge Jamaican influence, especially in London, and tons of good reggae of many varieties

    nothing like that ever existed here outside of maybe New York and maybe a few other East Coast cities and then not nearly to the same extent

    here if you're lucky the Bob Marley fan you're dealing with likes Phish instead of Dave Matthews. if you're lucky.

    it's just not comparable.

  15. The Following User Says Thank You to padraig (u.s.) For This Useful Post:


  16. #42
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    CHI
    Posts
    3,751

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by version View Post
    I knew a guy who would get stoned, play the same three or four Bob Marley songs over and over and put on what he thought was a hilarious Jamaican accent
    that sounds about right

  17. #43
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    CHI
    Posts
    3,751

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    my contrarian reason is hating novels and refusing to ever read them.
    luka gonna luka

  18. #44
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Posts
    196

    Default

    ok - point taken about lee perry - but them guys are like the sun and the moon

    AND

    gotta love this comp
    https://www.discogs.com/Bob-Marley-T...elease/5336481

    includes all the versions and mc stuff - amazing sanctuary ark-aology

  19. #45
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    16,547

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew View Post
    ok - point taken about lee perry - but them guys are like the sun and the moon

    AND

    gotta love this comp
    https://www.discogs.com/Bob-Marley-T...elease/5336481

    includes all the versions and mc stuff - amazing sanctuary ark-aology
    lee perry is great but his work with marley is completly insiginicant in the light of what was to come from both
    artists.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •