Talk doesn’t bother Gregory, and neither do crappy album covers it would seem.
Gregory Isaacs has produced some stunning music, and he’s also produced a lot of crap (especially during his years when he was struggling with drug addiction) – and this unfortunately isn’t one of his better ones.
The album cover is terrible…. albeit in an endearing and dated way. This was either done without much thought, or maybe thought it would maybe make the product appeal to a younger demographic? Either way, it is on a par with my photoshop skills.
The album was released in 1987 on Skengdon records, and featured the legendary Jackie Mittoo on keyboards.
And is that an air conditioning unit, or the top of a cooker that he seems to have in the passenger seat with him?
01 – Overdrive
02 – Carry My Name Abroad
03 – Talk Don’t Bother Me
04 – Here Comes Trouble
05 – Rebel With A Cause
06 – Don Of All Don
07 – Easy Lover
08 – She’s Gone For Real
09 – Duke Of Earl
10 – Love Without Intermission
To be fair, Gregory Isaacs made a fairly successful transition from roots reggae to a more digital sound when digital riddims began to dominate in the 1980s. Many other singers failed to adapt and make the change.
That said, this still remains a fairly bland offering.
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