Saturday, March 05, 2011

song of the week 11: nicky thomas - is it because i am black?

On my recent reggae binge, aided and abetted by some top programmes in the BBC4 Reggae Britannia season which I've already mentioned, I came across a concert from the 1973 Edinburgh Festival featuring a few reggae luminaries.

This performance by Nicky Thomas particularly struck me. The sweat is pouring off him by the end and he dances as if he's plugged straight into the mains. It put me in mind of Ian Curtis's "Dance dance dance dance dance to the radio" convulsions towards the end of this frequently-aired Joy Division clip.

1 comment:

Wanderer said...

Good find!