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Trojan: Skinhead Reggae Box set, Limited Edition, Original recording remastered


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  • Audio CD (June 25, 2002)
  • Original Release Date: 2002
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set, Limited Edition, Original recording remastered
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Sanctuary Records
  • ASIN: B000067NUB
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #215,015 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. SKINHEAD TRAIN - The Charmers
2. MIX UP GIRL - The Creations
3. HEE CUP - Sir Harry
4. OVERPROOF (AKA LITTLE DARLIN') - King Cannon (Karl Bryan)
5. COPY CAT - Derrick Morgan
6. THE LAW - Andy Capp
See all 17 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. QUA KUE SHUT - The Creations
2. SHINE EYE GAL - Vincent Foster
3. HISTORY - Harry & Radcliffe
4. WHA'PEN - Sir Lord Comic
5. LAST FLIGHT TO REGGAE CITY - Stranger Cole
6. THE BURNER - Vincent Gordon & The Dynamics
See all 17 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. SKINHEADS A BASH THEM - Claudette & The Corporation
2. TROUBLE IN THE TOWN - Dandy
3. SKINHEAD A MESSAGE TO YOU - Desmond Riley
4. REGGAE FEVER - The Pioneers
5. NIGHT FOOD REGGAE - Des All Stars (Aka The Ruders)
6. BRIXTON CAT - Rico & The Rudies
See all 16 tracks on this disc

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Customer Reviews

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Calamitywayne
This box set is probably my favorite of all the Trojans.
Christina
There is alot of good music to listen to in this set.
A. Parcel

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49 of 65 people found the following review helpful By "treestamp" on June 6, 2003
Format: Audio CD
To those Americans like myself who spent some degree of their teenage years during the 1980's listening to punk rock, the word "skinhead" conjures up the image of a shorn, steel-toed thug who'd throw his fist first and quote Mein Kampf later. By the mid-80's in the US, skinheads were the scourge of the punk scene. They were unapologetically fascist both in fashion and ideology, and their violent and intimidating presence sadly helped limit the punk audience largely to young white males and resulted too frequently in clubs refusing to book punk bands or, in worse cases, being shut down by the police. What is somewhat unbelievable is that these skinheads and their ugly subculture had their roots in one of the most incredible cultural and racial cross-pollinations in popular music, which this boxset clearly represents.
The liner notes to this volume of the Trojan Reggae boxset series bearly hints at what an embarrassment and nuisance the skinhead subculture evolved into in the US, focusing more on its beginnings and demise in the UK. It does give the listener, however, a clearer and broader view of the the whole skinhead phenomenon. The skinhead subculture had intially began in the early '70's as a means for working class and socially disenfranchised British youth to strike out a distinct and defient identity for themselves while finding an avenue of expression their discontent. Reggae, a relatively new musical import from Jamaica, became their music of choice, both for its radical "otherness" apart from mainstream British pop music and for it's distinctive pulse that was more suited for "stomping," a vigorous, cathartic decendent of "skanking" and prerunner of "slamming.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jarrett W Thomas on August 26, 2003
Format: Audio CD
This box set of songs remind me of the Trojan Labeled Reggae that I used to hear my Skinhead cousins listen to on Vinyl when I was little. This is a great collection of songs which I've forced many of people who thought I was a nazi because of my bald head to listen to and enjoy. There are a few goofy tracks, like Funky Chicken, or Funky Duck, or even the track about the Lockness Monster?!? But it's all good. Buy it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By W. V. Gore on October 10, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I will not give you a history lesson here (read "Spirit of 69" by George Marshall for that), only the truth about the Trojan Skinhead Reggae box set... it's totally boss. These are all songs presumed to be popular with skins and the like in and around the late sixties & early seventies. Most have a slower, more rocksteady-style tempo, which was akin to the lifestyle and musical appreciations of those folks. The basslines are fat, the organ is heavy, and the lyrics are catchy-as-hell.

A few hits mixed in with some rarities keeps Trojan at the top of the heap when it comes to old-school monster sounds. The Skinhead set is one of about 70 (or so it seems) put out by Trojan, and each one seems to be right on par with the next. I haven't heard all of the sets (yet), but of the 6 or so I have, it's hard to pick a favourite. This set in particular is great from start to finish, even the so-called "filler" material is better than 99% of any "music" being put out today. If you think you love reggae, get this. If you're not really sure about reggae, get this anyway. Look, it's like, 50 tracks for $25. It would be very hard (if not impossible) to put this together yourself for less. Favourite Track: "What Am I To Do" Catchiest Tune: "Reggae Fever"
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gogol on October 14, 2007
Format: Audio CD
No point going on about the history of skinheads its already been done by most of the previous reviewers so just on with the music.

Well for sheer volume of songs and quality both of the music and musicians this has got to be one of the best value box sets you can find. The comp mostly features the more upbeat ska style that made it so popular, much more danceable that the reggae style that was to come later and probably a little more accessible (granted many of the bands deliberately played in a style that would be more accessible to their target British audience) too many tracks here to point out one over the other this is however, a piece of history.

Well worth buying.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Zelie Nic on August 26, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Isn't it amazing how many of these nich compilations Trojan has released over the years? Mod reggae, skinhead reggae, history of ska... next they'll have the hard mod reggae and the suedehead reggae... How many of these have repeated tracks?

It doesn't cheapen the comps though, as the old singles are hard to come by (especially for us in the States). Some great tracks here, my favorite is the first track off disc two (Qua Kue Shut). There's some embarrasing tracks on here too, case in point, Funky Chicken...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Parcel on March 15, 2006
Format: Audio CD
The Skinhead Trojan Box Set is really good.This set consists of three cds and all the various artists have put out music on the Trojan label at one time or another.My favorite disc of the three, is disc 3.There is alot of good music to listen to in this set.The Charmers,The Creations,The Versatiles,Derrick Morgan,Andy Capp,The Hot Rod All Stars,Symarip,Joe The Boss,The Viceroys,& many more.The songs in this set are all pretty much reggae,there is some ska in this set aswell.This box set is made up of old songs that were favored by the working class skins in Britain.However these songs were also enjoyed by The Mods & The Rudeboys aswell.I won't give you a history lesson on this subject,because once I start writing it will be hard to stop.I will tell you that this set is definately worth buying.Infact it would be hard to find some of the music that is in the box set.So if you are a skinhead or you just like reggae,buy it!! It is well worth the money,& dont forget to check out all the other Trojan Box sets that are available through Amazon.com
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