Once you've gotten past the standard dormroom weed reggae tunes ("Legalize It," "Under Mi Sensi"), there are a few ganja killers that deserve special mention. Michael Palmer's "Don't Smoke the Seed" is one of them, a 1983 Roots Radics affair that imparts true wisdom: if you smoke the seed, you're going to kill the breed! (besides, that shit'll spark up and pop in your eye) Vincent Marsh's difficult to find track "Jack Up" is on the flip, a welcome repress of an almost forgotten early '80s dancehall favorite. Dubs for both included on this loud and clean pressing.
- music label: Channel One
reviewed by monk 02/2009