Saturday, August 06, 2011

Let The Wicked Repent

Here's a self-produced tune by Max Romeo from the early seventies - it's the next cut to 'Let The Power Fall On I' and it came out on his 'Prophet label. It's very, very rare - in fact, my copy's the only one I've ever seen, but it's not the sort of thing that goes for big money. I sold it about 10 years ago, and spotted it on sale again for a couple of euros on the Graal Records website last week.


the_voice_of_reason said...

Now then....was this the second or third cut of "Let The Power Fall On I"?

There was, of course, the fairly pointedly anti-Manley "Take The Rod", released on Lord Koos round about 1973 on the same rhythm. Lyrically, I would be prepared to argue that the economic woes referred to in "Take the Rod" predate the more apocalyptic scenario presented in "Let The Wicked Repent", with its spoken intro. The line "We have asked for a Moses, Joshua, but it seems to me another Pharaoh is down on us", fits with it being a contempoary protest, rather than the more generalised lyric of this cut.

Anonymous said...

... the third cut I thought, after the Scorpions sparse Give Thanks backed with The Hippy's Flower Power, then. Was wondering, is it only my copy of Let The Wicked on Prophet sporting a 'quasi dub' voiced by Hubert C personally on the back ? Likely a separate vocal by maestro Cunningham about somewhere i'd say ... so how's that on Prince Cunningham ?