Friday, September 3, 2010


"Rat Race" by Bob Marley and the Wailers, off the 1976 release Rastaman Vibration. I remember my dad flipping this record from side A to B all day long as a child, this was one of my favorite tracks on that album. Even more relevant today...way too much worship is placed on money, " the abundance of water the fool is thirsty". seen.
-Dread Perry-

interesting note via wikipedia:
Although the album's liner notes list multiple songwriters, including family friends and bandmembers, all songs were written by Marley. Marley was involved in a contractual dispute with his former publishing company, Cayman music.

Vincent Ford, a childhood friend from Jamaica, was given writing credit for "No Woman, No Cry" on the 1974 album Natty Dread, as well the songs "Crazy Baldheads" (with Marley's wife Rita), "Positive Vibration" and "Roots Rock Reggae" from the 1976 album Rastaman Vibration, along with "Inna De Red" and "Jah Bless" with Marley's son, Stephen.

Marley had not wanted his new songs to be associated with Cayman and it had been speculated, including in his obituary in The Independent, that he had put them in the names of his close friends and family members as a means of avoiding the contractual restrictions and as a way to provide lasting help to family and close friends.

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