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Walk and Don't Look Back: The Peter Tosh Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Oi Vei, Jun 8, 2006.

  1. Oi Vei

    Oi Vei Member

    Joined: Jan 13, 2005 Messages: 567 Likes Received: 4


    In my opinion, Peter Tosh deserves so much more recognition in the music world than he received during his lifetime. Originally a member of the Wailers, the famous reggae band which eventually changed its name to "Bob Marley and the Wailers", Peter Tosh was largely overshadowed by the fame his friend and fellow bandmate Bob Marley received. As the musician responsible for making reggae music a worldwide phenonomenon, Bob Marley is often credited as being the greatest reggae musician of all time, though this is simply not true. While Bob Marley was indeed an amazing musician, many people tend overlook many other reggae greats, such as Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, and Black Uhuru, when listening only to Bob Marley's music. Not long before Bob Marley's death in the late '70s, Peter Tosh split from the Wailers and started his own musical career, which I think yielded better music than Bob Marley's entire musical career. During the late '70s and '80s, Peter Tosh released many high quality albums, which include the landmark "Legalize It" and "Equal Rights", two legendary albums that have been unfortunately neglected by non-reggae listeners. Sadly, on September 11th, 1987, Peter Tosh was shot to death by three assailiants, only one of whom was ever brought to justice. But Peter Tosh lives on through his music! This is a tribute to an amazing man and musician... Rest in peace!

  2. Spitfire15

    Spitfire15 12oz Loyalist

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  3. ego maniac

    ego maniac Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 6, 2005 Messages: 2,786 Likes Received: 0
    RIP Pete Tosh....

    yehhhhhhhh.... why DONT sitcom celebrities ever get done for.?..
  4. Issac Brock

    Issac Brock Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 2, 2004 Messages: 3,664 Likes Received: 1
    Yes, I love the album legalize it.

  5. mackfatsoe

    mackfatsoe Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 6,532 Likes Received: 168
    stepping razor booiii!
  6. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 14, 2000 Messages: 17,017 Likes Received: 177
    really though, he's not better than Marley as a historical figure but as a musician they are definately in the same arena. I love Tosh.

    Also, only one of the gunmen was 'brought to justice' is kinda misleading in Jamaica. "They" never caught the man who tried to kill Marley but we all know who the body hanging in the woods by trench town. There was even evidence of a 'trial' in that case so... there's justice and there's Trench Town Justice.

    Also, Tosh's woman was a voodoo bitch and I'm not so sure you could call what happened an 'assassination' per se... definately a murder tho, I can remeber the day it happened and I saw it on the news.

    Don't sleep on Sly & Robbie
  7. spectr

    spectr Guest

    tosh rocks...
  8. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 25, 2000 Messages: 32,277 Likes Received: 235
    marley died in 81, not in the 70's.
    who cares if stupid college kids dont appreciate peter tosh? do you really want to walk into a frat party and see his face on the t shirt of a kid who will be date-raping some poor girl in 2 hours? no thanks.
  9. lack of interest

    lack of interest New Jack

    Joined: Dec 4, 2005 Messages: 35 Likes Received: 0
    word seeking.def one of the greats,along with lee perry,u-roy,augustus pablo,king tubby and all the original rockers.
  10. transparent

    transparent Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 2, 2005 Messages: 2,373 Likes Received: 2
    fuck that nigga i smoke wayyyyyy more blunts than him b