Reggae Noir: Colin Channer Selects 10 Dark Reggae Classics

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10. Bob Marley and the Wailers, “Burnin’ and Lootin'”

Three of the original rudies—Bob, Peter and Bunny—promise trouble outta road if the police no ease off with the curfews. The bass line is pure urban menace. The threat in the lyrics is served up without drama. So cool. No—cold. And the harmonies? So sweet. The fictionalized rebels are happy to go burn things down.