Horace Andy once asked the musical question, “Do you love Reggae Music?” Now Thrifty Vinyl has asked its readers to write in and tell us what you really think about Jamaica’s national music. So, this month’s question…
DO YOU LIKE REGGAE?
- “No, because I find it distracting when I smoke marijuana.” Vicky Verky, Camberwell.
- “I used to listen to it back in College, when I had ideals and before I had a mortgage.” Russ T. Fari, Leeds.
- “Not really. All reggae music sounds the same to me. Mind you, all classical, heavy metal, punk, garage, jazz, pop, dubstep, funk, house, bluegrass, soul, country, folk and blues music sound the same to me as well.” Carl Book-Marx, oop north.
- “As a Trustafarian, I am obliged to like it.” Bobo, Oz.
- “Don’t know it or feel it.” Mary Kettle-Chips, Dover.
- “Yes. I’ve got a cd of Labour of Love by UB40.” Billie Burke, Cheltenham.
- “I went right off reggae when Haile Selassie I died.” – Dyson Hoover, Farnham.
- “Only if it’s on badly pressed JA vinyl.” Beanz N. Franks, Manchester
- “What, do I look like a boring, white, balding, middle-aged man?” – Kevin, London.
- “No. I preferred Jughead.” – Archie, Comics.
- “Definitely. You mean Bob Marley, right?” – Guy Blanco, Never-Neverland.
- “Not especially, but I do have a hilarious ‘rasta wig’.” Sir Jeremy Park-Lane, Westminster.
- “Mento, no. Ska, yes. Rock Steady, yes. Ragga, yes. Dub, no. Jamaican R&B, no.” Richard, Bristol.
- “Wait, reggae comes from Jamaica?” – Bob Whacksibildup, Land’s End.
- “Yes, but just the 70s classics, you know, by Eric Clapton, the Clash, Paul Simon and the Rolling Stones.” Alex Cleaning Product, by a tree.