• Rude Boy

Johnny Clarke - Rude Boy

Archive Recordings

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Absolute biscuit from the man Johnny Clarke, originally issued on the Art & Craft label in 1982, now thankfully back in circulation via Archive Recordings, on a good looking stamped white label 12" -

What an undeniably great couple of tunes these are!

A real positive lyric about staying away from gunman life in Kingston, all underpinned by a real shoulder roller of a bassline and a wicked one drop style rhythm section... Roots Radics on instruments, so you know you're getting your money's worth.

Rude Boy comes followed by the version... Lots of space!
Then, you flip the disc to find another stone cold classic from Johnny Clarke... once again coming with a real nice message about pushing forward. You Better Try is a killer tune for all roots heads that know. The version is up next, and it's a real delight, trust us.

100% eternal, big tunes from Johnny Clarke & Roots Radics!

Rude Boy


You Better Try