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The press release states this tune by Polyfillas is an “eight and a half minute punky reggae track” and as I cue up Windows Media Player I’m thinking it’s going to have to be something really special to warrant that running time.

Four minutes in and I’m enjoying the lyrical tale of the hard working migrants of the Windrush generation. But it has to be said that both vocals sound a little flat in places, and after eight minutes of it my ears need a break. The song seems at odds with the direct and to the point punk reggae of the late 1970’s, but the chorus is catchy and hummable with an obvious passion instilled into the music, which definitely shines through.

 

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