On to some used vinyl that was in the crates under the new vinyl. I always check it and more often than not find something worth getting. The first one I saw that was an immediate pick up was Bob Marley & The Wailers Live at the Lyceum.


Label: Island Records ‎– ILPS 9376
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: UK
Released: Nov 1975
Genre: Reggae
Style: Reggae
A1 Trenchtown Rock 4:00
A2 Burnin’ And Lootin’ 4:55
A3 Them Belly Full (But We Hungry) 4:24
A4 Lively Up Yourself 4:24
B1 No Woman, No Cry 6:55
B2 I Shot The Sheriff 5:07
B3 Get Up, Stand Up 6:19

Whenever I see a used Bob Marley album I pick it up, if I don’t have it of course, although I only have two others, these being ‘Exodus’ & ‘Natty Dread’, but I don’t see them that often. This was recorded at the Lyceum, London 18th July 1975 and I think, though can’t be sure, that this is where the ‘No Woman, No cry’ single was taken from, which was a chart hit here in the UK, although I could be wrong about that.

It’s a great set, not a single track on it that isn’t a classic. I’ve listened to side one and it’s wonderful. It was £5.00, and well worth it.


Running Total: £17

3 thoughts on “QUITE THE W/E FOR VINYL BUYING 5”

  1. As a lifelong Bob Marley fan, I can say I’ve heard “No Woman No Cry” and the deluge of covers by bar bands and campus white guys with acoustic guitars enough for one lifetime, but yeah, this album is a classic. “Them Belly Full” and “Burning and Looting” are badass – two of the reasons why I think of Marley as something like a mixed-race postcolonial Bob Dylan: whereas early Dylan spoke to the struggles of the lower classes from outside their movements, Marley wrote about these subjects from first-hand experience. “One good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain” remains a favourite phrase among popular musicians on twitter who have nothing as eloquent to say as Bob did on song after song.

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  2. I do know what you mean about ‘No Woman No Cry’, while it is a a form of flattery for the artist, for the listener it can diminish the original. I can’t listen to the Clapton version of ‘I Shot The Sheriff’ for example, it annoys me greatly although I haven’t quite pinpointed why, it just feels very, very wrong to me.


  3. I can’t stand Clapton’s “I Shot the Sherriff,” but love The Wailers’. You hit the nail on the head: it feels wrong, a white Brit belonging to the same group of people who colonized Jamaica – likely the same “John Browns” Bob is singing about shooting – taking the song, diluting its soul, and making it a commercial smash on the pop charts. I know Bob liked and worked with white Brits, but Clapton’s does feel inauthentic.


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