Blistering ska masterwork. Don D cuts a swathe with flashing analytical rigour. ‘Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves,’ he attests. ‘To see what is right and not to do it is cowardice.’
Fans say that The Skatalites’ best recordings were made at Top Deck, where Justin Yap didn’t watch the clock, and the musicians could smoke weed. This was the title-track and opener of the 1965 LP.
Dizzy Moore called Jackie Opel ‘a genius, the best lead singer the Skatalites ever had.’ Twinned with Marcus Junior, the Don D scorcher.