Under Heavy Manners

Under Heavy Manners

During the latter half of the seventies very few came close to emulating the success of the productions of Joe Gibbs and Errol Thompson.

Artist: Prince Far I

Genre: Reggae

Label: 17 North Parade

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'The Mighty Two' took the greatest of Kingston's musical and technical innovations and transformed the cutting edge into a commercial proposition that crossed over to the rest of the world.

Under Heavy Manners was an essential purchase as well as a defining statement on the sombre mood of the times in the year that two sevens clash and forty years after its original release, the raw reality of Under Heavy Manners continues to hit home.

About the artist

Prince Far I was a Jamaican reggae deejay and producer, and a Rastafarian. He was known for his gruff voice and critical assessment of the Jamaican government. His track "Heavy Manners" used lyrics about government measures initiated at the time against violent crime.

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