So I'm a huge fan of everything about reggae except for the extremely political lyrics in pretty much every song. I'm really not a fan of politics, so I was wondering if you guys knew of any reggae artists/groups/bands that made non-political reggae?
So I'm sitting here thinking...is there really any reggae that doesn't touch on political stuff? And that feeling isn't even reserved for just reggae. I think most bands in all genres (except maybe the ones that don't have lyrics) all have at lest one political or serious social song.
Yellow Man(my fav). Normally sings about sex, but of course he has his political, and sociopolitical songs too.
*hard to find a good version.
Stuff Like Elephant Man. Most his sh*t can be heavy, but like 50% is like this. *skip the 37sec intro
On a personal note: When I'm going to work and Chaka Chaka comes on...I smile.
Edit: Damn, don't get me started on reggae and stuff. I just went digging though my collection of Yellow man - because I know I have a better version of the vagina song. I came across this rare example I wanted to share in the meantime. I was kinda surprised that YT had it.
This post has been edited by trip on Monday, Jul 9 2012, 02:29
@trip, Yeah man, before I posted this here topic, I remembered reading something on the net when I was looking for non-political reggae where a guy said that politics was such an integral part of reggae that it won't be reggae anymore once you take the politics out (not the exact words but that's what he was saying).
Honestly I have nothing against when a band has a couple songs which are political (so I can skip them ), but when an ENTIRE GENRE starts making extremely political music which goes on and on about 'Babylon' and how it needs to be destroyed, it really gets old... fast.
Its sad that rocksteady died out. Such an awesome genre.