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Reggae: The Real Underground Music

Mark Williams, Strange Days, 23 October 1970

FORGET YOUR Edgar Broughtons and your Pink Floyds and your three million other 'underground' groups, ('underground' that is, until they start selling lottsa albums, when the u/g tag mysteriously drops from those publicists vocabularies and you find yourself asking them for interviews), forget all that, because the real 'underground' music is happening in basement house parties and community centres in Holloway and Bradford. What's more, unless you're prepared to go out of your way, or unless you've got a black skin, this music will remain underground until Jethro Tull check in for their pensions.

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