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Bob Marley — Concrete Jungle
Album: Catch A Fire
Avg rating:
7.5

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Total ratings: 1436









Released: 1973
Length: 4:02
Plays (last 30 days): 3
No sun will shine in my day today
(No sun will shine.)
The high yellow moon won't come out to play
(Won't come out to play.)
Darkness has covered my light (and has changed,)
And has changed my day into night
Now where is this love to be found, won't someone tell me?
'Cause life, sweet life, must be somewhere to be found, yeah
Instead of a concrete jungle where the livin' is hardest
Concrete jungle, oh man, you've got to do your best, yeah.

No chains around my feet, but I'm not free
I know I am bound here in captivity
And I've never known what happiness is and I've never known what sweet caress is
Still, I be always laughing like a clown
Won't someone help me?
Cause, sweet life, I've, I've got to pick myself from off the ground, yeah
In this here concrete jungle,
I say, what do you got for me now?
Concrete jungle, oh, why won't you let me be now?

I said life must be somewhere to be found, yeah
Instead of a concrete jungle, illusion, confusion
Concreate jungle, yeah
Concrete jungle, you name it, we got it, concrete jungle now

Concrete jungle, what do you got for me now
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Peter Tosh was the heart and soul of the Wailers. After he left, there was a huge void. 
Bob Marley kickin it!   Love it!
Fantastic Guitar solo. 
 uksminas wrote:

BOB MARLEY at PARADISE !!! ROFL lol
 SnapDragon66 wrote:
Rating this high, not only because it's a great tune with excellent bass, but also for the album cover!  Wouldn't get away with that these days.
wouldn't be an issue these days .  


 RabbitEars wrote:
wow, I don't think I've heard this song before. Stunning. 
 

Rating this high, not only because it's a great tune with excellent bass, but also for the album cover!  Wouldn't get away with that these days.
Excuse me while I light my spliff...
Bass& Drums by Barrett Bross, glorious chorus, inspired lyrics... one of the best Wailers songs
History has deleted that "roofer"; thank you RP for keeping it alive. 10/10
Ireeites. I and I in oneness. 
Check out the Babylon By Bus version of this.
Love the version of this song on Babylon By Bus. This is good too. 
wow, I don't think I've heard this song before. Stunning. 
stops me cold every time. pure perfection
in my opinion one of the best songs from bob,i just love the mood of this track!!

a timeless piece
 RandomousJam wrote:
This is a great song for modern urban life - there is a lot of truth in all of Marley's points, whether we are willing to admit it or not. The guitar solo is mind blowing.

 
Rodger that. I gave it an 8 for the guitar....
Look at the size of that FRIGGIN' "SPLEEFF"!
This is a great song for modern urban life - there is a lot of truth in all of Marley's points, whether we are willing to admit it or not. The guitar solo is mind blowing.


Happy birthday Bob. Wish you were here.
Bob is king, but this one is just ok.
Putting on the headphones, and hearing this... horrible experience, just horrible.
 lathyris wrote:
Whoah, new Bob Marley for me. How much other awesome stuff did he do that I've never heard before?
 
sorry but where have you been all these years!  One of the seminal early Wailers tracks... love it!
Very nice!
Whoah, new Bob Marley for me. How much other awesome stuff did he do that I've never heard before?
...so much spliffer!
 calypsus_1 wrote:

Bob Marley by ~XandervanDuijvenbode
Alexander van Duijvenbode   ©2010 ~XandervanDuijvenbode

Bob Marley Portrait

 At first glance I thought the picture posted by Calypsus was of Medusa's severed head!



Photo source: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d3/Medusa_by_Carvaggio.jpg/587px-Medusa_by_Carvaggio.jpg


very nice  ONE BOB

Nice.


Thank you ,Bill for this rare played  piece!
 nerakdon wrote:
The bass player has serious appeal.    To me it sounds as if the rest of the band, Marley included, is merely there to frame that bass line.
 
I think a lot of Marley's tunes (and a lot of reggae tunes in general) have that sort of arrangement where the bass line carries the song.  It's very prominent in this tune.

I recently listened to a re-lease of the album that featured the original cuts the way Bob intended which was much heavier on the Wailers harmony. I liked them much better.
Still awsome!

Bob Marley by ~XandervanDuijvenbode




The bass player has serious appeal.    To me it sounds as if the rest of the band, Marley included, is merely there to frame that bass line.
That is one mother of a trumpet spliff! {#Devil_pimp}
{#Meditate}{#Notworthy} Yeah, man! {#Sunny}
 Mandible wrote:

he is. he promoted peace and love. was anti-drinking.

 
AND he was very spiritual!

 flyin_bri wrote:
People talk about the guitar solo from "Comfortably Numb", but this solo has always been my favored of the two. I bought this cassette from Wal Mart as a whim, super saver purchase back in the late 80's. I haven't been back to Wal Mart since, and this cassette has had a more profound effect on my life than the big box retailer has.
 
{#Clap}

thank you for the last  3 songs.   you  doth soothe the soul when I need it so.
this rings just as true to the proletariat plight today as it did 30 years ago.
 michaelgmitchell wrote:
A wonderful role model for kids everywhere.
-Mute-.

 
{#Lol}... wouldnt be so for you if pot was legal right..? But the rolling stones sure they are role model?

Now that's a joint! {#Cool}
 michaelgmitchell wrote:
A wonderful role model for kids everywhere.
-Mute-.

 
he is. he promoted peace and love. was anti-drinking.

 michaelgmitchell wrote:
A wonderful role model for kids everywhere.
-Mute

 
WHAT?

{#Clap}
A wonderful role model for kids everywhere.
-Mute-.

 Dog_Ear wrote:
True! Anybody know whose guitar solo?
 
I'm going to guess it's Wayne Perkins, but it could have been Bob himself.  Probably Wayne.


{#Tongue-out}thanks
always thanks, bill!!
franzd wrote:
Almost thirty years ago, and still great! :)
True! Anybody know whose guitar solo?
My favorite Bob Marley song. The video of him singing this on "Time Will Tell" is great.
About thirty years ago, and still great! :)
People talk about the guitar solo from "Comfortably Numb", but this solo has always been my favored of the two. I bought this cassette from Wal Mart as a whim, super saver purchase back in the late 80's. I haven't been back to Wal Mart since, and this cassette has had a more profound effect on my life than the big box retailer has.
prickelpit96 wrote:
Don't waste time with the small ones. :)
is so agree! :D
A masterclass in the genre.
parrothead wrote:
No wonder he died of cancer. Look at the size of that news-print he's smoking!!!
Don't waste time with the small ones. :)
No wonder he died of cancer. Look at the size of that news-print he's smoking!!!
Feelin' irie, mon!
This particular Bob Marley song was used with great effect in the 1995 french movie "La Haine". The stark combination of street riots in monochrome, and the music made a big impression on me. See the movie if you get the chance! :smile:
That's a mighty spleeeeeeeef, mon. :cowboy:
that's a funny lookin' cigarette
godspeed wrote:
wasn't the coolest guitar solo junior marvins?
No, the solo is by an American session guitarist whose name escapes me. Junior Marvin wasn't with the band at the time. Neither was Al Anderson for that matter.
The guitar solo is by American musician Wayne Perkins, isn't it? If I recall correctly, Perkins had never even heard any reggae music prior to playing on this track. He just sorta winged it. Did a great job too.
rgrace wrote:
Spark up that big ol' fatty there....
:jump:
wasn't the coolest guitar solo junior marvins? jah_blessed wrote:
Actually, the cool guitar solo was added to the version of "Catch a Fire" released in the western market. Probably the only addition that I really like. The original Jamaican version of the album is better in every other respect, IMO.
physicsgenius wrote:
I defy anyone to listen to two "different" Marley songs and tell which is which.
Some people have a hard time telling Asian people apart, too.
I'll say it again... good to hear some deeper cuts from Bob.
Paul_in_Australia wrote:
So is light a particle or a wave? I defy anyone to explain how light can sometimes be a wave and sometimes be a particle. Unless they are a physics genius.... I cant explain that, but I can distinguish every Bob Marley & Wailers track....
Very witty. :clap:
Actually, the cool guitar solo was added to the version of "Catch a Fire" released in the western market. Probably the only addition that I really like. The original Jamaican version of the album is better in every other respect, IMO.
Yeah great album... particularily "Kinky Reggae". And also it is great to hear things not on Legend... Bob has so much more to offer.
:bananajam: :bananajam:
physicsgenius wrote:
I defy anyone to listen to two "different" Marley songs and tell which is which.
So is light a particle or a wave? I defy anyone to explain how light can sometimes be a wave and sometimes be a particle. Unless they are a physics genius.... I cant explain that, but I can distinguish every Bob Marley & Wailers track....
This is the re-release album artwork (w/ a new artist name for marketing purposes). This song was attributed to the original 'Wailers', who broke up in 1974, after this album (and Burnin') was released. Thanks for the good tunes. :sunny:
godlike...'we lift our heads and give jah thanks n praises' :sunny:
Happy Birthday Bob! You will always be loved, respected, appreciated, and missed! :daisy: :sunny: :daisy:
JesseJ wrote:
This whole album rocks!
Totally! Guitar is great, too. :guitarist: Saving the money for the deluxe edition of this album.
jnhashmi wrote:
My favorite Marley song, and it's not even on "Legend."
And thanks to RP for playing something other than "Legend." What a treat. :good-vibes:
Spark up that big ol' fatty there....
If there ever was to be a Messiah, it is Bob Marley.
This whole album rocks!
coding_to_music wrote:
Now I see where the bass line came from for Lauryn Hill's "Forgive Them Father"
Like he said...
I defy anyone to listen to two "different" Marley songs and tell which is which.
...hooh, that looks enticing!! :cowboy:
Bob Marley was such a cutie
jagdriver wrote:
Good stuff... always reminds me of being on Glover's Reef in Belize....
Tell me about it! Was there good scuba diving there? I have been to Belize (Turneffe Flats resort out on the barrier reef), but I am not familiar with Glover's reef....
Good stuff... always reminds me of being on Glover's Reef in Belize....
What an artist... I dont think enough good things can be said...
Mugro wrote:
Pass the sunshine and the rum drinks too! There is still snow on the ground today in lovely Lane Village, and it is an unlovely 37 degrees. However, there are only 8 days until Mugro escapes this dreary land for the Caribbean!!!!
Regretably, I am back. No more snow here in Lane Village, but it is raining and only 51 degrees. It was 86 degrees every day on Jost van Dyke. Heaven on earth. Listened to cool reggae every day, and gave my 3 month old son his first taste of island life. Life there was pretty good.....
Beastie wrote:
Pass the bong...
Pass the sunshine and the rum drinks too! There is still snow on the ground today in lovely Lane Village, and it is an unlovely 37 degrees. However, there are only 8 days until Mugro escapes this dreary land for the Caribbean!!!!
Now I see where the bass line came from for Lauryn Hill's "Forgive Them Father"
Pass the bong...
Ahh, Bob Marley the prophet at his very best. Good vibes! :goodvibes.gif:
that little squelch of feedback early in the guitar solo ... the way all the instrument parts fit together so brilliantly .... the vox and lyrics .... that non-reggae intro that jump-morphs into the main reggae groove ... this is THE genre masterpiece
Ah, yes! It feels so good to hear this song. One of the best songs by Bob Marley, definately. Although I like the "Babylon By Bus" live-version more. Many of his songs are filled with love.. and it's soothing to listen to them. Peace! :)
:bounce:
Is there gonna be a "jungle" theme? Jethro Tull's Bungle in the Jungle? Jungle Boogie?
What an entertaining segue -- Credence's Run Through the Jungle to Marley's Concrete Jungle.
Man, I need a better subwoofer right now :)
a-ok wrote:
The more Bob the Better!
:cheers:
My favorite Marley song, and it's not even on "Legend."
Jah Love.
Originally Posted by crazycrazy: Roll me a spliff man! (pimp)
Ah, bullocks to your de-criminalized laws! (I'm totally filled with jealousy) :(
Roll me a spliff man! (pimp)
Originally Posted by nigeltufnel: ya mon. marley always gets me feeling irie...
I have no idea what that means, which is ironic, because I have no idea what Marley "means". Personally, I think he sucks, big-styleeee
My favorite Marley tune!!! :bounce:
Marley sings Songs for Life
This is one of my all time favorite Bob tunes- such a soulful bass line. There\'s a great video of this song on one of the Marley videos.....
My husband and I bought a puppy for Valentine\'s and named her Marley.
I think that this is a pretty unknown Marley tune...I only know it because I bought the album, haven\'t ever heard it anywhere else... one of my favorites, but where\'s \"could you be loved\" and \"Is This Love\"??
I wouldn\'t call this one of Bob Marleys lesser known songs - I\'ve heard it played here and there. By the way, when I was in Vancouver I stayed at a hostel whose owner recorded a reggae version of \"the internationale\" with Marley\'s band The Wailers. How\'s that for a useless fact...
A voice of an angel!