Thursday, 9 October 2014

21 Songs for John: 8 - Talisman

Talisman – Dole Age (7" mix)

Hailing from Bristol, Talisman were one of the finest British roots reggae bands in the late seventies and early eighties.  Eagerly sought as a support band for reggae and non-reggae artists alike, they supported numerous punk and post-punk bands including The Clash, The Damned and Killing Joke along with reggae legends like Burning Spear.  Talisman recorded their only Peel session in 1981 and in the same year released this track as a single.  The band's early work has since been made available by Bristol Archive Records and the band, featuring two of the original members, have reformed, releasing the excellent  I-Surrection album in 2013 via the Sugar Shack label and gaining further acclaim for some stunning live performances.

Get the album here.

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