Remix by: Z-Trip
In the late 1970s British punks and dreads were mingling at local “blues dances” as bands like The Clash drew inspiration from Jamaican music, releasing covers like "Pressure Drop" and "Police and Thieves." During that same era Lee "Scratch" Perry linked with Bob in London to record the original version of this song. "Every musician that he worked with was just dumping out this great energy," says master DJ and remixer Z-Trip. "Top choice players and it was all music first." His new version features Scratch, a.k.a. The Upsetter, on vocals, who was willing to join the project despite his sometimes controversial remarks about his past dealings with the Wailers. Or maybe that’s just how he rolls. "He was extremely cavalier about what he did in the studio," says Z-Trip, who worked with Perry to maintain the same sort of energy on this new version.
Original: Bob Marley & The Wailers "Punky Reggae Party" (1977)