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Hail Brethren And Sistren: A Big Big Sound System Splashdown

Paul Bradshaw, Vivien Goldman, Penny Reel, New Musical Express, 21 February 1981

WHERE REGGAE really begins — in tune to the sound system.

Here is the heart of the music: groups of youth, each with their different philosophies, who travel the country or simply nice up their own areas. To hear it at peak potency you need to be tapped into the wires, the handbills that announce the upcoming sound spectaculars, station underground news. If you can manage it you'll travel to check out your favourite sound as you might your local football, domino or darts team. This is their story. All systems go!

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