Back To Roots
Cat no. GLADILP001
Self-produced and recorded at Channel One studios, the Gladiators create a deep roots sound from the minor-key melodies, with the swollen atmospheres conjured up by the obligatory militant beats, throbbing basslines, and sharp riffs that swell around the brass and keyboards. Songs like Marcus Garvey Time, God Bless, Prayer to Jah, and Rich Man Poor Man are the standouts, the latter one of several cuts on which Clinton Fearon takes lead vocals.