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Baker's Dozen

Roots Rock Riot: Benji Webbe Of Skindred's Favourite Albums
Dom Smith , May 27th, 2014 10:00

The alternative metallers' frontman gives Dom Smith his Baker's Dozen of top LPs ahead of a summer of festival sets in support of their new album, Kill The Power

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Ras Michael & The Sons Of Negus – Rastafari
Ras Michael took a lot of the songs people had been singing in the Pentecostal churches, and slowed them right down, and used these Nyabinghi drums. So, he was singing these church songs, and rebuilding them from the way they were being used in the church. I thought it was really amazing for him to actually do that, and for the Rastas in Jamaica to use these type of songs. When I first heard this record, I was high smoking weed from a chalice pipe, and to me that was church! Anytime me and my brethren would sit around, we'd get a chalice pipe on, and just get high listening to the music. We really believed all that stuff, you know? The way Ras Michael would deliver the lyrics talking about Zion and Babylon, it was really life-changing stuff.


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