Punky Reggae Party


Punky Reggae Party

Infobox Single
Name = Punky Reggae Party


Artist = Bob Marley & The Wailers
Released = Start date|1977
Format = 12"
Recorded = Start date|1977
Genre = Reggae
Length =
Label = Tuff Gong/Island
Writer = Bob Marley
Producer = Lee Perry
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"Punky Reggae Party" is a reggae song by Bob Marley & The Wailers, recorded and released in 1977. Not appearing on any studio album, it was released as the b-side to the Jamming single in some countries and was later released as a live single on "Babylon By Bus". Subsequently, it appeared on a number of compilations and 'Best of' albums as well as the Deluxe Edition of "Exodus".

The song was written by Bob Marley as a positive response to the release of a cover version of Junior Murvin's "Police and Thieves" by English punk band The Clash, on their first LP. Fact|date=April 2008 Referring to the party of the title of the song, the lyrics mention several punk and reggae groups: "The Wailers will be there, The Damned, The Jam, The ClashMaytals will be there, Dr. Feelgood too."

The song was referred to in the Sublime song "Garden Grove" and the Robyn Hitchcock song "Antwoman."


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