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Strange Tenants - Grey Skies (Over Collingwood)

Strange Tenants - Grey Skies (Over Collingwood)
Coventry Via Kingston (a 6-track EP) marks the first new record release in 8 years from Melbourne’s ska icons Strange Tenants, the title track written as a tribute to the 2 Tone and Trojan influences, which so inspired the band’s formation back in 1981.
The album features a new version of their early 1980s, Grey Skies (Over Collingwood). Arguably this country’s greatest ever reggae song (since recorded by others, including Weddings Parties Anything), it's a Melbourne song, personally sentimental yet full of biting social commentary about changes to inner city life.

The album also features a new fiercely anti-war anthem, I Don’t Want To Fight Your War, an upbeat full on power-ska number. Referencing the folly/tragedy of the West’s invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, the song defiantly proclaims: “I don’t want to fight no more”.

Other tracks include Inner City Cool, a bohemian take on the smugness of many inner city hipsters and their ilk, Two Steps Back, a total reworking of their classic soul hit, and Teenage Zombie, a joyously fun ska dance number.

Since the early 80s this legendary band has produced a steady stream of classic songs and quality recordings, without the backing of a record company.

About this track...

Completely new version of their alternative hit from the early 1980s, Grey Skies (Over Collingwood). Arguably this country’s greatest ever reggae song (since recorded by others, including Weddings Parties Anything), it is quintessentially a Melbourne song, personally sentimental yet full of biting social commentary about changes to inner city life.

Other tracks by Strange Tenants: I Don't Want To Fight Your War
Details
Number Of People In Act 8 Piece
State/Territory Artist Is Based In VIC
City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In Melbourne
Taken From The Release Titled Coventry Via Kingston
Copyright Holder's Name Strange Tenants
Media Servicing Date 2014-09-05
Main Genre Reggae/Dub
Genre 2 Ska
Genre 3 Soul
Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners No
Artist Official Web Site http://www.strangetenants.com
Artist Social Network Page http://www.facebook.com/strangetenants
Online Store Page 1
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