Top 10 Bad Brains Songs #7 - "I Luv I Jah"
Colorado Springs, Colorado
April 5, 2016 10:28pm CST
After seeing a couple of people here on MyLot (@JohnRoberts with Linda Ronstadt and@ FourWalls with Elton John) do Top 10 series', I've jumped on the bandwagon. I was listening to Washington D.C. hardcore band Bad Brains at the time, so that is who I went with. As hardcore as Bad Brains is, they are also very proficient at reggae. "I Luv I Jah" is from the band's classic self-titled debut, and is straight roots reggae, with a touch of dub. In fact, if you've listened to the first three songs in this series, and I hadn't mentioned reggae, I'd bet the house I don't own that you wouldn't think it's the same band. "I Luv I Jah" features the band's classic lineup: vocalist H.R., guitarist Dr. Know, bassist Darryl Jennifer, and drummer Earl Hudson. This is a talented band that could have, if they were so inclined, made a career out of just reggae music. They can pretty much out-rock almost any band you pit them against, but man, is their reggae good. "I Luv I Jah" is proof--great reggae from a great band.
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