Tokyo Trawler Catch of the Day: Pierre, France
Artist: Bob Marley & The Wailers
Tune: Bad Card
Record: Uprising (1980)
Pierre's essential rating: 5/5
Pierre's Message to the People: "It's a fucking good song, by a fucking good artist" (English translation)
The Tokyo Trawler’s Essential Review:
Category: A sunny Sunday breezerider
Bob Marley was a walking set of ideals*, standing by and actually having faith in not only his politics, but also his musical roots* and his lifestyle. Focused on the 'dancehall' movement which emerged* in 1970s Jamaica, 'Bad Card' emphasises* the political importance of the scene as a means of communication with the youth of the time. Despite citing the importance of recognition* through 'noise politics' ('I want to disturb* my neighbour'), for the listener, the laid back rhythm and trademark 'kitchen' percussion certainly do not conjure* images of anything that could be remotely* described as noise, let alone* disturbance.
The Tokyo Trawler's message to the people: 'I'm so angry about.... oh, wait, I love this song...'
To download or not to download?? 4/5 (ESSENTIAL)
iTunes available: Yes
勉強のキーワード: ideal (noun), roots, to emerge, to emphasise,, recognition, to disturb, to conjure, remotely
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