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The Toughest Peter Tosh. Copy the following link to share it Copy. You are currently listening to samples. Coming In Hot. Pick Myself Up. Crystal Ball. Mystic Man. Bush Doctor. Maga Dog. Johnny B.
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Having such a concert in Jamaica was dangerous enough as the members of The Wailers in particular were held in much hatred and disgust by the government for their revolutionary causes. The situation became even more tense, and for Peter dangerous, when he began making statements directed towards both Michael Marley whom Tosh called the "Crime Minister" and the leader of the Jamaican opposition "Edward Seaga" whom he called "See Hog Yah.
This speech almost cost Peter his life as five months later, as it was reported that he was dragged to a jail cell and beaten for 90 minutes and there left for dead. This is one of the many reasons why he is idolized by countless millions of people around the world, he and The Wailers, never ran away from conflict and even more so embraced the idea. He not only talked about it, sang and wrote about it, but lived it daily. And Mick Jaggar and Keith Richards both respected that about him.
Peter was the first artist signed to their new "Rolling Stones Records" label and hit the ground running with this phenomenal album.
Although, the album did suffer initial as several hundred copies were recalled from the U. The reggae feel added to the song and the interplay between Tosh and Jaggar make the cover a wonderful kick off to the album. The next track, "Pick Myself Up", is a song that deals with a lost soul who has, as the song says, "And I try, I said I try, Good Lord I try, I really try try try" to make this life mean something but it doesn't and he just wants to fly away like the birds of the sky.
The use of imagery is astonishing on the song. The chorus is fantastic, "Anything you can do I can do it better I'm the toughest I'm the toughest I can do what you can't do You'll never try to do what I do I'm the toughest I'm the toughest. The title track is Peter's call for the legalization of ganja and it's benefits while the latter song is one of the most powerful calls to stop depending on someone outside of yourself to make your life worth something and meaningful.
This is a song that needs to be listened to several times in a row to allow the message to hit home and understand the brilliance of its lyrical content. He was truly of the vein of not turning the other check and fighting back if you struck his cheek. But there was also a spiritual message behind the song as well as that was truly the Rastafarian way, a duel meaning behind every word.
Not only are they going to get a physical punishment from man but more importantly, Jah will also punish them while uplifting the down trodden. It is so powerful that it really does no justice to try and describe it, put it in, crank it up, sit back and let it minister deeply, you won't be disappointed. This album was truly a wonderful beginning for Peter on the new Stones label and one of his absolute best.
I always felt like I knew more about the man after listening to this album and I think you will be highly enriched by giving it a try. It is an all time classic for music, not just Reggae. It's a great album, with great songs. But I'm astonished that an album backed with Keith Richards and Mick Jagger would have some cheesy sound effects on Creation. So bad. But other than that song its awesome, but Creation doesnt carry the album anyways.
Package had some arrival Im The Toughest - Peter Tosh - Bush Doctor (Cassette but finally got here. I ordered the vinyl version and was in a nice sleeve on gram. One of the BEST! This album does not have a bad track on it. Peter Tosh's greatest album is Equal Rights, but this is more accessible to new reggae fans or even new Tosh fans. It is a lot of fun because of the duet with Mick Jagger, which opens the album. The rest of the album is excellent, especially the song Bush Doctor, and the extra tracks are a fine addition.
It also has the coolest Peter Tosh sleeve along with Legalize It! If you want to check out Tosh, this is an excellent place to start!!! If you're a Tosh fan and you don't have this, what are you waiting for?? Great addition to my library. These are remastered versions of earlier songs that express Im The Toughest - Peter Tosh - Bush Doctor (Cassette Tosh's philosophy and view of life. An essential collection or the Peter Tosh fan. Great fun from the start -- duet Album) Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger.
Songs are tight and lyrics hot. Must have for Tosh fans. My Man. See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries.
Lovely music. Report abuse. One of the original re-release re-presses, heavy weight!! This music is amazing, it has depth, I love it, I had the vinyl along with Dread or Alive some years ago, now I have them both on CD, Album), I keep on playing them, am so pleased to find them on Amazon market.
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