Talisman - Don't Play With Fyah (Sugar Shack Records)

Just as was the case with predecessor 'I-Surrection', for 'Don't Play With Fyah', Talisman once again opted for the showcase format. Joining forces with none other than Dennis Bovell, this time the band left nothing to chance. Top tune on the album is without the slightest doubt opener 'Relijan', a virulent criticism of the often violent excesses of organized religion, with the infectious 'Wheel And Come Again' as a strong second. 'She Look Like Reggae' is a fun lovers tune, warning men no to be fooled by girls regarding reggae and Rasta as no more than fashion trends, and 'Racism Never Sleep' is yet another warning, this time trying to make the listener aware of the fact racism is always lurking around the corner, ready to strike again. We already told you that for this album Talisman collaborated with Dennis Bovell, making 'Don't Play With Fyah' worth the purchase just for the seven dub versions alone. Rock-solid UK-roots release!


Added: Mar 20, 2017