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Bob Marley — Trenchtown Rock
Album: Live!
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Released: 1975
Length: 4:03
Plays (last 30 days): 2
One good thing about music, when it hits you (you feel no pain)
Oh, oh, I say, one good thing about music, when it hits you (you feel no pain)
Hit me with music, hit me with music now

This is (Trenchtown rock), don't watch that
(Trenchtown rock), big fish or sprat now
(Trenchtown rock) You reap what you sow
(Trenchtown rock), and only Jah, Jah know
(Trenchtown rock) I'd never turn my back
(Trenchtown rock), I'd give the slum a try
(Trenchtown rock) I'd never let the children cry
(Trenchtown rock), 'cause you got to tell Jah, Jah why

(Groovin') It's Kingston 12
(groovin'), it's Kingston 12
(Groovin') It's Kingston 12 now
(groovin'), it's Kingston 12
No want you come galang so, oh no
(... no want you fe galang so), ska-ba-dip-ska-ba
(You want come cold I up ...) Ska-ba-dibby-dip,
Ska-ba-doop, ska-ba-doop (... cold I up)
Oh, oh, I'm groovin', and the world knows by now,
Now, now, now, now, now, now, now, y'all

Oh now, I said, you feel no pain now
One good thing about music, when it hits you (you feel no ...) feel no pain
Hit me with music now, oh now, hit me with music now
Hit me with music, harder, brutalize me (... music)

This is (Trenchtown rock), I say, don't watch that
(Trenchtown rock), if you a big fish or sprat
(Trenchtown rock) You reap what you sow
(Trenchtown rock), and everyone know now
(Trenchtown rock) Don't turn your back
(Trenchtown rock), I say, give the slum a try
(Trenchtown rock) Never let the children cry
(Trenchtown rock), or you got to tell Jah, Jah why

(Groovin') It's Kingston 12
(groovin'), it's Kingston 12
(Groovin') I said, it's Kingston 12 now
(groovin'), oh, oh, oh, it's Kingston 12
(No want you fe galang so) Didn't I told you that
(no want you fe galang so) we should leave with love?
(You want come cold I up ...) I'm not gonna do that, man,
Nothin' (... come cold I ...), and look deh now
(Groovin') And then it's Kingston
12, uh

(Good God ...) Good God, looky here now, uh
Hit me with music ...
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 Oscar_the_Grouch wrote:
Yet more typical closed minded haters, hating on reggae in this case.

Perhaps an eclectic stream isn't for you.

Go back to your classic wheelchair rock, you inflexible, staid, jaded fools.
 

Hey Groucho, no one wants to read this nasty talk while listening to Bob. Smoke a fat one.
10.  From one of the best live albums ever.
No 24 hour music block should contain more than one reggae tune.
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
The universe served me up an opportunity to go to this gig. . . and for some reason I never made it. 

Some advice? Listen to the little nudges you get along the way. . . you never know how important they are unless you follow them. 

Just sayin' 
 

That's okay. A friend and I missed seeing Indigo Girls opening for REM because we had "never heard of 'em".
The universe served me up an opportunity to go to this gig. . . and for some reason I never made it. 

Some advice? Listen to the little nudges you get along the way. . . you never know how important they are unless you follow them. 

Just sayin' 
Always proud on those who play my friend Bob Marley  {#Chillpill}
 treatment_bound wrote:

When WHAT hits?  The music, or the intoxicating cloud which oozed out over the audience?

 
Not being a staunch Marley fan... This is exquisite to my novice ears...
 
 black321 wrote:
....when it hits you feel no pain

 
When WHAT hits?  The music, or the intoxicating cloud which oozed out over the audience?
might be my favorite Marley tune....when it hits you feel no pain
{#Daisy} {#Daisy} {#Daisy}
 lemmoth wrote:

I would never call anyone an idiot or accuse them of being tone deaf.  You just need to listen a little harder man to understand that Three Little Birds and Exodus and No Woman No Cry and One Love and I Shot the Sherrif and Trenchtown Rock and .....I could go on.....are note all the same.


 
I tried to get a band we had hired to play a certain Marley song for an event. They reported back later that it was too hard for them to learn the song in the relatively short time available because it was rather complex. the songs might sound somewhat alike to some listeners, but there are many nuances that make them unique; like finding little surprises/ prizes . 
 garyalex wrote:

Thank goodness for Bob Marley.


 
I'm pretty sure you should be thanking Jah for Bob instead.
Hit me with music.
 rdo wrote:

It is.  You are preaching to the choir there.  I wonder if any of us here read each other's posts.  You obviously don't read mine, and that is rather a shame.  I do read yours.  I cannot believe you would accuse me of such folly. 

For the record, I do not hate Reggae or any music.  What I hate are music categories and the bullies who say if you don't like this or that category of music or songs or artists, then there is something wrong with you.  That is the definition of hate.
  
I posed a legit question below.  Someone says they are "right" about a style of music, and that those who do not "get" it are "wrong".  This is the very definition of stupidity in my opinion.   There is no right or wrong in matters of taste.    
 
I actually do read a lot of your posts; that's why your initial post puzzled me somewhat.  I did not intend for the wording of my post to accuse you of "folly".  I know what you mean about the "bully" tactics of stating that if one doesn't like this or that that they must be, in some way, inferior.  My statement was not so much meant towards you as much as it was towards the detractors who assert that anyone who alleges to like Marley's music is merely posing or pretending, and that the music form itself, is without merit - essentially, the inverse of what you stated.  You have probably noticed how, on reggae songs in particular, many posters not only express their dislike for the music, but also maintain that there are some aesthetic or moral flaws in those who do like it.  Anyhow, you are exactly right:  "There is no right or wrong in matters of taste."   I don't even really like this tune that much - it's okay.
 
 Proclivities wrote:

Perhaps it is wrong to assert that one's opinion is Fact.
 
It is.  You are preaching to the choir there.  I wonder if any of us here read each other's posts.  You obviously don't read mine, and that is rather a shame.  I do read yours.  I cannot believe you would accuse me of such folly. 

For the record, I do not hate Reggae or any music.  What I hate are music categories and the bullies who say if you don't like this or that category of music or songs or artists, then there is something wrong with you.  That is the definition of hate.
  
I posed a legit question below.  Someone says they are "right" about a style of music, and that those who do not "get" it are "wrong".  This is the very definition of stupidity in my opinion.   There is no right or wrong in matters of taste.    
 rdo wrote:

Or perhaps you are wrong and reggae really is over-rated garbage.
 
Perhaps it is wrong to assert that one's opinion is Fact.
 vandal wrote:
mute
 
Thank the FSM for the PSD button.
This live version is my favorite Trenchtown Rock.
mute

immer wieder  Bob   hören 


Seriously, I see so mutch hatin', so much ragin', if you really don't like the song, can't you admit that it was not made for you ? The song is awesome to me, and a lot of other people as well. Let the vote decide if it should stay or not, but don't bring the hatin' in this song... You ain't alone there, other people choices, voices, votes and tastes actually MATTERS for Radio Paradise.
 SirLars wrote:
While I love this song... this is definitely not my favorite version.
 

that's too bad because it's the best version, from LIVE!
who cares what the others say, ITS TRENCHTOWN ROCK.....  :P
While I love this song... this is definitely not my favorite version.
 sdn wrote:
Am I an idiot? Am I tone-deaf? Cuz it sounds just like ever other Bob Marley song. Not any better, not any worse.
 
I would never call anyone an idiot or accuse them of being tone deaf.  You just need to listen a little harder man to understand that Three Little Birds and Exodus and No Woman No Cry and One Love and I Shot the Sherrif and Trenchtown Rock and .....I could go on.....are note all the same.

Oh and we still are.  What I love about RP is finding out about gems like this Bob Marley live recording. 

Kittee wrote:
And we were doing so well...{#Cry}
Calexico - Minas de Cobre (live)
Wolfsheim - Touch
Muse - Supermassive Black Hole
 


 kbarnetttwo wrote:
Thank goodness for mute.
 
Thank goodness for Bob Marley.

Thank goodness for mute.
there are some levels in music that perhaps some are just not ready for ~ haven't had the correct impacts ..oh well

some people don't like Dylan either ~ no counting for some peoples tastes

once again surprised to find the hatred though ..here . you know Radio Paradise  {#Think}
 Oscar_the_Grouch wrote:
Yet more typical closed minded haters, hating on reggae in this case.

Perhaps an eclectic stream isn't for you.

Go back to your classic wheelchair rock, you inflexible, staid, jaded fools.
 
Or perhaps you are wrong and reggae really is over-rated garbage.
Yet more typical closed minded haters, hating on reggae in this case.

Perhaps an eclectic stream isn't for you.

Go back to your classic wheelchair rock, you inflexible, staid, jaded fools.
BRUTALIZE ME with MUSIC!!!!!!!!!{#Music}10
 nagsheadlocal wrote:
Ah, raggae. Time to see what SOMA FM has on.
 
As a supporting listener of both RP and SOMA FM, I can relate to "switchin" back and forth, although I like this.
 sdn wrote:
Am I an idiot? Am I tone-deaf? Cuz it sounds just like ever other Bob Marley song. Not any better, not any worse.
 
{#Yes}

wimp
 
nagsheadlocal wrote:
Ah, raggae. Time to see what SOMA FM has on.
 


Ah, raggae. Time to see what SOMA FM has on.
 prickelpit96 wrote:
:) bobwirdimmerdergrösstebleiben :) Greetings to Köln.
 
YEAH  :)

And we were doing so well...{#Cry}
Calexico - Minas de Cobre (live)
Wolfsheim - Touch
Muse - Supermassive Black Hole

Rickvee wrote:
One of the very best reggae tunes from the very best reggae artist ever!
That's why I don't like reggae :no:
Am I an idiot? Am I tone-deaf? Cuz it sounds just like ever other Bob Marley song. Not any better, not any worse. :eh:
Irie!
it doesn't matter what song he plays. everyone always cheers like it's the one they've been waiting for. technically, that not possible.
Heaven :cowboy:
:music:
Would have been an incredible concert........these folk did not hold back!
petesku wrote:
:) meinfreundbobmeinfreundbobmeinfreundbob :) Yeaah my friend Bob :)
:) bobwirdimmerdergr├â┬Âsstebleiben :) Greetings to K├â┬Âln. :high-five:
:daisy: :daisy: :daisy: :daisy:
crinky wrote:
This is the wrong album cover. The correct one is:
True, that's the original one. This must be a re-release. That song epitomizes reggae for me.
Chumbawamba-1984 wrote:
The sound engineering is terrible even for a live performance.
Yep, the mikes and the mixing are really rough. I am pretty sure this was recorded on a 4-track machine with a multi-tracker (maybe 24 inputs) fed into it and "ear mixed". Better than having NO recording, though, eh??
This is the wrong album cover. The correct one is:
FWIW, I gave it 7 - mainly for the Good Time Bein Had By All, so evident at the start.
Condolences to you and your ears. :beat: Feel that?
The sound engineering is terrible even for a live performance.
perhaps one of the best reggae songs ever.
10
:) meinfreundbobmeinfreundbobmeinfreundbob :) Yeaah my friend Bob :)
Holly .. calexico now marley .. WOW RP! Thanks Oscar
Yaaa monnn!!! :sunny.gif:
One of the very best reggae tunes from the very best reggae artist ever!