Liam and Mark from Booze & Glory are fanatical about Jamaican music. From Ska to Rocksteady, Calypso to Reggae, Studio 1 to Crab Records, Desmond Dekker, The Maytals, Jimmy Cliff, Alton Ellis, Kingstonians, Derrick Morgan, Pressure Drop, Liquidator, Long Shot Kick De Bucket, Skinhead Revolt… The list goes on and could carry on endlessly!
The idea of turning some Booze & Glory songs into Ska or Reggae tunes came a long time ago for this songwriting duo, but they simply never had the time. Well, they finally did it.
Just before completing their brilliant new (punk) full length “Chapter IV” (Burning Heart), Mark and Liam, and THE LONDONIANS (UK) laid down these amazing tracks with VESPA, from Poland. Focusing on their new album and the year-long tour that it took them out on, this release had to be postponed, understandably.
These “Jamaican” versions of “London Skinhead Crew”, “Only Fools Get Caught” and “Leave The Kids Alone” are just the start – they were as much fun to record as they are going to be for all of us to dance to for years to come. And the best part is that it is called “Volume 1” for a reason. There is definitely more to come…
1. London Skinhead Crew
2. Only Fools Get Caught
3. Leave The Kids Alone