October 9, 2011

UB40 - When in doubt, Roots-Rock-Reggae.

I eluded to getting into an 80's frame of mind this coming week, and to test the waters I thought I'd toss on some UB40. Although Reggae is timeless, UB40 were one of the bands closely identified with the 80's, just because they offered a refreshing alternative to what was becoming rapidly over-produced image driven groups.

Tonight's track, Cherry Oh Baby, opens their Labour Of Love album, which was a huge hit for them in 1983 with the hit single "Red Red Wine", coming from that album.

Perhaps you remember it?

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