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Bob Marley — Exodus
Album: Exodus
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7.4

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Released: 1984
Length: 7:15
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Exodus, movement of JAH people (Oh,Yeah)
Exodus, movement of JAH people
Men and people will fight ya down, tell me why
When ya see JAH light
Let me tell you if you're not wrong (and why)
Everything is allright
So we gonna walk, (allright) through the roads of creation
We're the generation,tell me why
Who trod through great tribulation

Exodus, movement of JAH people
Exodus, movement of JAH people
Open your eyes and look within
Are you satisfied with the life
You're living (huh)
We know where we're going
We know where we're from
We're leaving babylon
We're going to our father's land

Exodus, movement of JAH people
Exodus, movement of JAH people
Exodus, Exodus, Exodus
Exodus, Exodus, Exodus
Movement of JAH people
Movement of JAH people
Movement of JAH people
Movement of JAH people
Move, move, move, movement of JAH people
JAH come to breakdown downpression, rule equality
Wipe away transgression
And set the captives free

Exodus, movement of JAH people
Exodus, movement of JAH people
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Timeless and so apropos.
I'm probably to awake for this. it is so boringly repetative.
Bob Marley...often imitated, never duplicated!
Just saw the Wailers perform this song live a week ago in San Jose, CA.  The band had at least two of Marley's original members, including the drummer and guitarist (who is truly amazing).  Seeing the Wailers perform this song was amazing.  Yes, Marley is long gone but his band is still out there!!  Go see them!!  They put on a great show!
The live-version from "Babylon By Bus" has much more DRIVE.
Nobody dug into a groove like Marley.
In Athens, on a train station, there
were two signs for 'way out'. One in domestic Greek : 'EXODUS' and one for international folks: 'EXIT'.   
 Sjaaks wrote:
Since last week we have a new speaker set including a subwoofer. Thanks to this subwoofer it becomes apparent how incredibly monotone this song really is...

Bob Marley is a true legend, but this is so boring... 

Bleh.... 2 


 

I have never heard of anyone buying a Sub and then disliking Dub and Reggae

Just silly :O)
I love going straight to 10 on a new rating. Made my day!
Eczema, itchin of da people!
10²
Not one of Marley's best IMHO.  Really redundant and droning.  Slightly more passable on "Babylon by Bus", one of our family's classics.
{#Frustrated} 
They could at least pronounce the title of the song and album properly. Jah!
I am having a movement right now.
enough with the "classic reggae"
dull, beyond words. save it for the cruise ships 
One of his better ones both this cut and the album. Jah mon.
 boober wrote:

Who's Herb?
 
Herb Edelman.
herb edelman 
awful monotony
 nightdrive wrote:
Druggie
 
what frigging insight lmao {#Lol}

Ry Cooder & Manuel Galban — Monte A Dentro >
Bob Marley — Exodus 

Common theme: One chord songs 


 d-don wrote:
Only a 7.3?!! Seriously? Solid 10 if there ever was one.

 
Really?  This doesn't rank among my favorite 20% of Bob Marley's works.  Good song, but he did way better stuff imho.
 nightdrive wrote:
Druggie
 

Jah!
{#Daisy}
Druggie
 Sjaaks wrote:

Since last week we have a new speaker set including a subwoofer. Thanks to this subwoofer it becomes apparent how incredibly monotone this song really is...

Bob Marley is a true legend, but this is so boring... 

Bleh.... 2 



 
It might also point to a weakness of the new subwoofer?  Some are just designed to "boom" and cannot convey any of the subtleties of the playing.
Did anyone make reggae music besides Bob Marley?  Because I like reggae but I've heard every Bob Marley song already enough for a lifetime.
I have a bootleg of an Amsterdam show from 1977 with a rendition of this. The live experience must have been awesome: This song builds and builds in energy, to a fine finish. Go with live (warts & all) recordings anytime!
Not a big reggae fan, but this is outfrickenstanding!
If I were forced to be religious, I'd be a rasta in a moment. 

Rasta for I. Ja. 
I don't like reggae oh no...

Since last week we have a new speaker set including a subwoofer. Thanks to this subwoofer it becomes apparent how incredibly monotone this song really is...

Bob Marley is a true legend, but this is so boring... 

Bleh.... 2 


Only a 7.3?!! Seriously? Solid 10 if there ever was one.
Jahlike


Saw this song played live, approx. 33.5 years ago, at the Northrup Aud.on the Univ. on Minn. campus.  Won't ever forget it.
 grant wrote:
Massive groove - fall into it and let it carry you along.

Reggae more than most other forms of music is as much about feeling as it listening.
 
You got it! You just let it play straight into your mind, stop thinking about it and feel it. There millions of brilliant, heartfelt people around the world who regard Bob as a prophet, with good reason I think.
Massive groove - fall into it and let it carry you along.

Reggae more than most other forms of music is as much about feeling as it listening.
Bob is Great, Bill is Better !  {#Group-hug}
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I've always thought that yer man's singing "move them puncture people" :o)
 Mandible wrote:

"Herb is the healing of that nation, alcohol is the destruction." -BOB MARLEY


 

Exactly!

So let's get heavily drunk tonight - and have a spliff when it's all done!
 musikalia wrote:
Just my opinion, but all the songs from this album are just payed to death, and some even commercially so by now. There are so many non-overdone Bob Marley songs (or even different versions of the Legend songs) that I would rather hear on RP, instead of this for the 10 gazillionth time.
 

You're right.  It is just your opinion.
Jah mon.
 EssexTex wrote:

Herb Alpert

 
Nice Herb!!

{#Sunny}{#Music}{#Sunny}
This one needs a comment on its greatness in the positive for 2010 - I'll take care of that...it's great.
Just my opinion, but all the songs from this album are just payed to death, and some even commercially so by now. There are so many non-overdone Bob Marley songs (or even different versions of the Legend songs) that I would rather hear on RP, instead of this for the 10 gazillionth time.
boober wrote:

Who's Herb?


Herb Alpert

funny that there's actually an album cover with this song name on the title...
One my favorite Marley albums. Out of about a half-dozen favorites of his ;-)
 Mandible wrote:

"Herb is the healing of that nation, alcohol is the destruction." -BOB MARLEY


 
Who's Herb?

open your eyes and look within
move-move-move


 crowhog2000 wrote:
{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Sunny}
 
yep.

"Herb is the healing of that nation, alcohol is the destruction." -BOB MARLEY


Now I'm hearing "move that puncture, people..."
I feel sorry for anyone who needs to have this song "explained" to them. It's called a groove, people!
A little slow, I was.  I managed to hit -mute-, but only nearing the end of the first line, "...movement of the pe..."  Right there!  I'll wait.


{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Sunny}

sdn wrote:




I suppose.... but reggae is so incredibly repetitious. And, other than the lyrics, it's hard to tell one reggae song from another. It's just such a deathly dull genre (imho).



 ThePoose wrote:




Life is repetitive. That's what allows us to learn and better survive in our environment.



 

I guest he just doesn't dance!


Just like the exodus, this seems to last for 40 years...
IF an exodus is to plod along than I say nicely done, otherwise this plods along a bit to long
FluorideFreeMN wrote:
Please expand my musical horizons...don't simply tread the same path! This song is certainly on that same path.
If you think this song treads the same path as for example: No Woman No Cry Three Little Birds or Buffalo Soldier than you need to broaden your horizons
sdn wrote:
I suppose.... but reggae is so incredibly repetitious. And, other than the lyrics, it's hard to tell one reggae song from another. It's just such a deathly dull genre (imho).
Life is repetitive. That's what allows us to learn and better survive in our environment.
FluorideFreeMN wrote:
Please expand my musical horizons...don't simply tread the same path! This song is certainly on that same path.
No kidding, remember when we used to hear new music every once in a while? Those were the days...
Darkmatter wrote:
:eek: :chillpill: Hating music with such an intensity cannot possibly be good for you. Relax, it's only rock'n'roll, only with a backbeat! :lol:
One good thing about music... when it hits you feel no pain.
One of Marley's best!
While I agree, Marley is pretty overexposed, this song really hits the spot today, as I sit here, working late at the job I want to quit.
red5_bc wrote:
be done already! be done already! so tired of this stuff.
Please expand my musical horizons...don't simply tread the same path! This song is certainly on that same path.
be done already! be done already! so tired of this stuff.
Had to stop working and do a bit of chair-grooving for this classic! prickelpit96 wrote:
Had to stop working and to lean back for this alltime-classic....
Good job Bill, today's selection was the best I've heard in a while on RP.
Had to stop working and to lean back for this alltime-classic.... A 10 of course.
sdn wrote:
I suppose.... but reggae is so incredibly repetitious. And, other than the lyrics, it's hard to tell one reggae song from another. It's just such a deathly dull genre (imho).
People could easily say that about techno, hip hop, Philip Glass, and George Clinton but just like Marley, they have rabid fanbases as well. I see reggae being cut from a similar cloth as those mentioned above, at least in the way Bob did it. It's about the tension and nuance within the repetition - the repeated rhythms, to me anyway, have an emotional, almost trance-inducing effect. Then you slip between the beats to feel all the movement and nuance within. Listen closely to this song - there's a LOT going on. Sink into that steady groove and the mind opens, revealing all the hidden treasures. I know what I wrote sounds flaky as hell, but hey, so am I.
fuh2 wrote:
All hail Bob the greatest international Icon of the 20th Century
the only evidence of a prophet i've seen in this lifetime. miss you bob. :notworthy: p.s. and to all the people minimizing his impact and importance, take a read of 'The History of Rastafarianism' and get another look at an entire spiritual movement/religion that he single-handedly brought to the mainstream.
Cruithne3753 wrote:
Judging by the amount of hate here, probably a centenarian German ex-pat, so won't be around for long...
:beat: :cheesygrin: BTW: Shouldn't those nazis live in Argentina or Paraguay? P.S.: Love the song. :daisy:
mefrombrazil wrote:
hate, Hate, HATE. HATEEEEEEEEEEE.
Judging by the amount of hate here, probably a centenarian German ex-pat, so won't be around for long...
mefrombrazil wrote:
hate, Hate, HATE. HATEEEEEEEEEEE.
:eek: :chillpill: Hating music with such an intensity cannot possibly be good for you. Relax, it's only rock'n'roll, only with a backbeat! :lol:
this is endless
hate, Hate, HATE. HATEEEEEEEEEEE.
crinky wrote:
Personally, I think the band Yes is completely uninteresting. To each his/her own.
Heathen.
"Exodus...move that puncture, people." At least, that's what it's always sounded like to me ;-)
Sitting in our new office together with 20 other programmers I'd like to have my personal exodus today. It's so f***** loud in those big offices. :evil: :eek:
Pyro wrote:
Seriously, what is it people DO see in reggae?
Well...you can dance to it. It's soothing musically and tends to be positive or meaningfully political lyrically. Some people don't like blues because they think it all sounds alike. Personally, I think the band Yes is completely uninteresting. To each his/her own.
sdn wrote:
I suppose.... but reggae is so incredibly repetitious. And, other than the lyrics, it's hard to tell one reggae song from another. It's just such a deathly dull genre (imho).
I don't listen to the music (although my feet do) and instead listen to the message. Unfortunately, not much has changed for Jamaicans since Bob's untimely death. Jah Rules!
bigstyx wrote:
Actually, many kinds of "ethnic" music tends to produce the same effect, no ? It can take time to appreciate them, sometimes ...
I suppose.... but reggae is so incredibly repetitious. And, other than the lyrics, it's hard to tell one reggae song from another. It's just such a deathly dull genre (imho).
Pyro wrote:
Seriously, what is it people DO see in reggae? Enlighten me!
It is maybe more about feeling than seeing (as often with music); I understand what you mean, and I remember the first time I heard some reggae tunes in the mid 70's; I thought it was always the same thing, and finally, this is a rythm I like much now (some months spent in Africa have probably helped) Actually, many kinds of "ethnic" music tend to produce the same effect, no ? It can take time to appreciate them, sometimes ...
Pyro wrote:
I am a trained musician, and I have musical tastes ranging from Brahms to Porcupine Tree. Yet, I have never seen the allure of reggae. And don't tell me it's because I've never been stoned. There isn't ENOUGH weed. Reggae is one rhythm and one chord throughout. Why am I so bored? Seriously, what is it people DO see in reggae? Enlighten me!
The ability to take art, strip all unnecessary information and produce a simple form that remains complex in its idea ...
No, wiseking simply has no idea what he's talking about. Those are all fine reggae artists, but anyone claiming that Bob Marley is for "beginners" is ignorant of the history of Jamaica and the evolution of reggae. Bob utterly transformed reggae, and his resulting popularity reflected his artistry and talent. Listen, really listen, to this song. It is spellbinding. Earlier reggae was good, but it was nothing like this. prickelpit96 wrote:
For sure he's talking about Linton Kwesi Johnson Burning Spear Black Uhuru Mad Professor Mutabaruka ... but this list doesn't make Bob obsolete...
I'm not going to bash reggae :stop: (I personally really dislike it, but hey -- people like what they like). But I do wish there were less of it on RP. :no: Oh well.
I am a trained musician, and I have musical tastes ranging from Brahms to Porcupine Tree. Yet, I have never seen the allure of reggae. And don't tell me it's because I've never been stoned. There isn't ENOUGH weed. Reggae is one rhythm and one chord throughout. Why am I so bored? Seriously, what is it people DO see in reggae? Enlighten me! PM welcome!
eastcoast wrote:
So what is real Reggae?
For sure he's talking about Linton Kwesi Johnson Burning Spear Black Uhuru Mad Professor Mutabaruka ... but this list doesn't make Bob obsolete...
Just needed the first second to recognize the unbelievable Bob. :bananajam: :clap:
All hail Bob the greatest international Icon of the 20th Century
eastcoast wrote:
reggae for beginners? what the hell does that mean? I guess Morrison's Moondance is just for beginners too. That is an album that has been played over and over...just because an album is played over and oever doesn't mean it is overplayed...Wake Up!!!
this one, however, IS overplayed
I don't get the frat house comments in regards to this album. The frat boys I'm aware of would never listen to something so lovey-hippy. Ever. Never. It wouldn't happen. They're all listening to Limp Bizkit (or however its spelled) and idiotic top 40 conservative crap. Not this. This, for those of us who are NOT frat boys/girls, is a resounding 10!
So what is real Reggae? thewiseking wrote:
with all the great reggae, ragga,dub and dancehall why do we have to hear this overplayed frathouse crossover artist?
thewiseking wrote:
with all the great reggae, ragga,dub and dancehall why do we have to hear this overplayed frathouse crossover artist?
"Crossover"? What did he cross over to?
reggae for biginners? what the hell does that mean? I guess Morrison's Moondance is just for beginners too. That is an album that has been played over and over...just because an album is played over and oever doesn't mean it is overplayed...Wake Up!!! thewiseking wrote:
ok. so its 1980, im back on campus, and some knucklehead whiteboys from New Jersey are kickin around a hacky sack and listening to this goddamn overplayed album again. Stop it. Reggae for beginners, strictly.
thewiseking wrote:
ok. so its 1980, im back on campus, and some knucklehead whiteboys from New Jersey are kickin around a hacky sack and listening to this goddamn overplayed album again. Stop it. Reggae for beginners, strictly.
+100
:cowboy: :bananajam: :cowboy:
ok. so its 1980, im back on campus, and some knucklehead whiteboys from New Jersey are kickin around a hacky sack and listening to this goddamn overplayed album again. Stop it. Reggae for beginners, strictly.
Under the word reggae in the dictionary, this song is playing.
with all the great reggae, ragga,dub and dancehall why do we have to hear this overplayed frathouse crossover artist?
Wilmshurst wrote:
I could listen to this album for hours. . .
It would be one of 5 albums I'd want if I was going to be stranded on a desert island with a lot of weed,rum and hot black women. I wonder where I could find one of those?
jah_blessed wrote:
There's a minuscule minority of RP listeners who, apparently, have nothing better to do than bash every genre/artist they don't like at every available opportunity. For instance, there are some users who go out of their way to rate every single U2 or Radiohead song a 1. These people feed off negative vibes and, IMO, are not worth arguing with. Jah bless you all! :good-vibes:
Let us rise above the ignorant and unenlightened (and just plain annoying)!
Wilmshurst wrote:
I could listen to this album for hours...
me too...wish I had your emoticons
I could listen to this album for hours...
Nice. Play Bob at 4:20 (well PST anyway). How am I supposed to concentrate for the remaining 40 mins?
Pretty burned out on this song, but there's no denying the funkiness
I have no problem with Bob...this song has been played to death.
ploafmaster wrote:
I know many people personally who like Reggae that have never touched pot, so I'm not coming from that angle, but c'mon man, these boards are for people to express what they feel about the song that's playing - and if that means that every Reggae song will garner a colorful, "Reggae Sucks" for certain listeners, so be it. As long as we don't attack you personally, let us keep posting. Feel free to disagree, and post your disagreement. But don't try to dissuade others from posting their opinions just because they're insulting music you like.
Your freedom of speech is not in jeopardy here. It's just that hearing the same comment from the same people all the time is getting a little tiring. If you keep bashing something constantly, expect a backlash every now and then.
Wish they would change keys or go into a chorus or something, but nope, its reggae. It just keeps going and going.
milchschnitte wrote:
marley is cool. my reggae-tipp: the first album of UB40, called "signing off": https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000000WJY/102-4812905-7255330?v=glance&n=5174 it's not that pop-reggae like the follows, it' root reggae! love it…
Yeah, that's a great album. Love the dub FX throughout. "Tyler" is definitely RP-worthy.
physicsgenius wrote: Say what you will about reggae, there is no denying that it does an excellent job of turning a 10 second moderately-rocking audio clip into a 3 hour snoozefest. Thats true, but it causes a change of mood ! :bananajumprope:
jah_blessed wrote:
"Wake up and live, y'all!"
don't pay any attention to that guy. physicsguy is just a turd 78.3% of the time.
physicsgenius wrote:
Say what you will about reggae, there is no denying that it does an excellent job of turning a 10 second moderately-rocking audio clip into a 3 hour snoozefest.
"Wake up and live, y'all!"
There's a new book by Vivien Goldman about the making of and the story behind Marley's Exodus album. (Just bought it, haven't had the time to read it yet.)
I remember when I was at school, someone had a tape with "Exedust" written on the label...
drtjdel wrote:
Day-oh!
:lol: :whisper: Definitely not "Banana Boat Song."
marley is cool. my reggae-tipp: the first album of UB40, called "signing off": https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000000WJY/102-4812905-7255330?v=glance&n=5174 it's not that pop-reggae like the follows, it' root reggae! love it…
physicsgenius wrote:
Say what you will about reggae, there is no denying that it does an excellent job of turning a 10 second moderately-rocking audio clip into a 3 hour snoozefest.
Me too! :sleep: