Thursday, 1 April 2010

I Chase the Devil

How about a bit of reggae? With lyrics fit to grace the script of The Exorcist, too. As the title suggests, "I Chase the Devil" (aka "Iron Shirt") fantasises on the possibility of getting rid of the Prince of Darkness and sending him to another planet. The performers are Max Romeo, who appears on the video clip, and the Upsetters, and the song originally appeared on their 1976 album War ina Babylon. A very apocalyptic title for extremely relaxing music.

And now the ska version that Madness included in their 2005 cover album The Dangermen Sessions, Vol. 1. The title's changed, though. Now it's "I Chase the Devil, aka Ironshit." Those English vowels, they just keep on shifting.

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