Album: Conscious Party (1988)
Charted: 22 39
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  • Ziggy Marley (real name: David) wrote this when he was 20 years old. He is the son of reggae legend Bob Marley.
  • Talking Heads member Jerry Harrison played keyboards on this. The album was produced by Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz, also of the Talking Heads.
  • Bob Marley's other children were in the group - Stephen, Cedella and Sharon Marley. With this song, they accomplished something their father never did: a Top 40 hit in the US. >>
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    Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above
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