Pick up my guitar again because I want to play this song:
It’s a song about a protagonist, Lynval Golding, who was born with Jamaica and among the Windrush Generation emigrating to UK for a better life, and how he endured discrimination and racial insult, from structural, institutional to everyday conversation, wherever whenever he goes since he left Jamaica.
A very funny song, so I tried to play it, practicing my sound copying, and found a funny thing.
Yesterday I bought my new iphone, and suddenly an album from Albert King I bought so long ago popped up back into my Apple Music Library. I then suddenly remembered his most famous song, Under A Bad Sign. And when I switch on the Specials BLM song on Youtube, fitted my headphone, and strummed my Fender Strat, trying a play something to mimic or harmonize the chord progression of the song, I found that BLM’s chord progression and tempo are exactly the same as Under A Bad Sign. Oh…what a coincidence!!!! But I guess I know it’s not a bloody coincidence. It’s a tribute. The lyrics of Under A Bad Sign is:
Been down since I began to crawl
If it wasn’t for bad luck, you know I wouldn’t have no luck at all