Bob Marley talks to Karl Dallas about Babylon, prejudice, and music.
First published in Melody Maker July 26, 1975.
Bob Marley Quotes:
"Nigger mean doom. I a rasta. You can't free death. I life."
"Sometime I can dig music, I can dig instrumental music. But lyrics important. Well, I want to tell you the whole thing complete is the important thing."
"I don't see reggae music as like the twist, I see reggae music as music," he said. "When people say reggae them expect a type of music. As far as me is concerned, I never give it a name. Just play music."
"Once you put it in a bag and call it reggae and then mebbe you listen with your ear and think you hear a single thing. Because music wide, music go everywhere."
"That's why people expect reggae to be a one type of thing but it's not that. This music, man, is not music of a day. It have to be real."