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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
In the late '70s and early '80s, the legendary reggae producer Lee "Scratch" Perry left his longtime studio band, the Upsetters, behind and traveled extensively in the U.S. and U.K., hooking up with various ensembles for brief (and often tumultuous) periods. He forged one such brief partnership with a white New York punk-reggae band called the Terrorists; their project produced a number of live performances and one 12" single, both sides of which are presented here: "Love Is Better" and " Guerrilla Priest" (a dub version featuring typically disjointed toasting by Perry). The rest of the band's work collected here is of uneven quality, though it is sometimes inspired. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
In the late '70s and early '80s, the legendary reggae producer Lee "Scratch" Perry left his longtime studio band, the Upsetters, behind and traveled extensively in the U.S. and U.K., hooking up with various ensembles for brief (and often tumultuous) periods. He forged one such brief partnership with a white New York punk-reggae band called the Terrorists; their project produced a number of live performances and one 12" single, both sides of which are presented here: "Love Is Better" and " Guerrilla Priest" (a dub version featuring typically disjointed toasting by Perry). The rest of the band's work collected here is of uneven quality, though it is sometimes inspired. There are some excellent examples of homespun dub, such as "Anittoo" and the Clash-influenced "Drainidge." There is also an interesting rendition of the roots classic "Fade Away," about which the best that can be said is that Ray de Angel is no worse a singer than Ari Up. Ska legend Roland Alphonso guests on saxophone on several tracks, but is frankly not at his best. Overall, this is a useful document of an important punk-reggae phenomenon, but not necessarily an essential purchase for most reggae fans.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/18/2001
  • Label: Roir
  • UPC: 053436827727
  • Catalog Number: 8277
  • Sales rank: 178,186

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hail the Day (4:10)
  2. 2 Fade Away (2:16)
  3. 3 Love Is Better (8:39)
  4. 4 Guerrilla Priest - Lee "Scratch" Perry (9:10)
  5. 5 Four Corners (3:16)
  6. 6 Keiler, Christine (3:45)
  7. 7 What Am I Living For (3:00)
  8. 8 Ska-Bostello (7:42)
  9. 9 Treat Her Right (2:38)
  10. 10 Bridge View (3:24)
  11. 11 Anittoo (4:11)
  12. 12 Forces (2:33)
  13. 13 Drainidge (1:43)
  14. 14 I Want Justice (1:52)
  15. 15 Happy Man (2:34)
  16. 16 My Best Girl (3:09)
  17. 17 Bitch Slapped (1:29)
  18. 18 It's Impossible (2:12)
  19. 19 Happy Go Lucky Girl (3:30)
  20. 20 Copasetic (2:21)
  21. 21 What Am I Living For (3:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Terrorists Primary Artist
Roland Alphonso Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Clancey Morales Percussion
Janice Pendarvis Harmony
Douglas Guthrie Tenor Saxophone
dB Percussion, Piano, Bass Guitar, Choir, Chorus
George Arevalo Rhythm Guitar
Dro screams
Dro Percussion, Drums, Voices, Choir, Chorus, Harmony
Technical Credits
John Holt Composer
Art Harris Composer
Roy Head Composer
Leroy Sibbles Composer
Roland Alphonso Composer
The Terrorists Producer
Keith Anderson Composer
Howard Barrett Composer
Clement "Coxsone" Dodd Composer
Albert Griffiths Composer
Gene Kurtz Composer
Andi Ostrowe Engineer
Victor Venegas Composer
Delroy Wilson Composer
Neil Cooper Liner Notes
dB Producer
Tyrone Evans Composer
Paul Wyckliffe Engineer
Dro Producer, Engineer
Fred Jay Composer
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