Thursday, December 20, 2007

Stop That Train

"Some called him Bob Marley's shadow. Others said that he was Malcolm X with a band. Peter Tosh was one of reggae's most astonishing figures, a rebel with not only a cause but enough blazing anger to set the world on fire twice over. More importantly, he was intelligent, outspoken, and never hesitatant to put his money where his mouth was; Tosh's nickname of "Stepping Razor" was well earned. While Bob Marley's image was softened and commoditized for his subsequent rock star status, Tosh remained a true outlaw, on record and in real life. "I'm living in a world of ignorance," Tosh told an interviewer, "where everything that is righteous is condemned. When I come on stage, it's not to entertain and just smile, because my songs are not smiling songs. My songs are a revolution. And when you do these things, you become a threat to society..."" - from the promotional web site for the Tosh DVD, Stepping Razor: Red X

Stop That Train - Peter Tosh - from Mama Africa

"You need music, I don't know why. It's probably one of those Joe Campbell questions, why we need ritual. We need magic, and bliss, and power, myth, and celebration and religion in our lives, and music is a good way to encapsulate a lot of it." - Jerry Garcia

Stop That Train - Jerry Garcia Band - from Jerry Garcia Band