Continuity Irie


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A look at some iconic reggae album covers, photographed in their original locations around London over four decades later, for Covers, an anthology of classic sleeves and the Thames-side surroundings that informed them, by photographer Alex Bartsch.

Writes Erin MacLeod in Pitchfork:

“London must be, outside of Jamaica, the place that is most richly influenced by Jamaican people living there,” says Al Newman (AKA Al Fingers) of One Love Books, the publisher behind Covers and a number of evocative books related to reggae. “I grew up in London and I grew up with Jamaican culture. But it is also kind of an unknown history to many people in the UK.”

The book has successfully completed Kickstarter funding, but is still available for pre-order here.

H/T: Pitchfork

14 thoughts on “Continuity Irie

  1. Badatmemesupsidedown

    I love Reggae.
    I have done passionately for over 30yrs.
    I’ve never contributed to a Kickstarter fund before in my life. This is different.

    British Reggae has been overlooked for too long. It’s always been vibrant, creative and inspirational.
    Political and danceable… What more could you ask for?

    Go deh!
    Chant down Babylon.

    1. Tom

      I’ve never contributed to a Kickstarter fund before in my life. This is different.

      The incongruence is very Trumpesque.
      There’s nothing different. You still won’t contribute to a kickstarter.
      Smokin’ too mucha da ganga deh.

      1. Badatmemesupsidedown

        Sorry Tom. You’re right,
        I realise now that I missed the train re the Kickstarter thing, but as soon as I get home I’m going to buy the book. Promise.
        -Just waiting for your Ma to go asleep so as I can slip away unnoticed.

  2. Badatmemesupsidedown

    And can I just add, for no reason…

    The latest episode of South Park was a step too far for me.
    Putting a Donald Trump hairpiece on Mr. Harrison’s head just made him look stupid. I will not be watching this rubbish again.
    For at least one week.

    Talk about Reggae again.

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