Eddy Grant – Livin’ On The Frontline [1979]

In direct contrast to the previous link, this is Eddy at his prime, recently departed from The Equals and just killing it with a massive solo career. Plenty of electronica in this purely Reggae track, lots of head nodding, Supposedly it was one of the tracks found echoing over the battles with the state during the 1981 Brixton Riots and I cant see how anyone would want a barney with a melody like this. Still, regardless of its use, its a total blinder of a track, simple, effective and ridiculously catchy.

From Wikipedia
Eddy Grant (born Edmond Montague Grant, 5 March 1948) is a musician, born in Plaisance, Guyana.[1]

When he was still a young boy, his parents emigrated to London, UK, where he settled. He lived in Kentish Town and went to school at the Acland Burghley Secondary Modern at Tufnell Park. He had his first number one hit in 1968, when he was the lead guitarist and main songwriter of the group The Equals, with his self-penned song “Baby Come Back”.[2] The tune also later topped the UK Singles Chart again when covered by Pato Banton.[3] Notably, he openly used his songwriting for political purposes, especially against the then-current apartheid regime of South Africa. The Clash recorded a version of “Police On My Back” for their Sandinista! set.


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