knows Dillinger from his world hit
"Cocaine In My Brain". A track
which made fun in both word and sound of the
cocaine driven culture of American Soul
Music. Too bad that many think the tune was
representative of Dillinger's Work.
Island Records released it on a Dillinger
Album called CB200. A great album, taking
away every thought that this track was an
actual representation of Dillinger's work.
And so it was not for nothing that the album
wasn't called after the world hit.
And so it is not for nothing that this
album is called after it's title track. A
track of which the title has some
resemblance with that parody on American
Marijuana In My Brain is everything but a
parody. It's the title track of an album
which can be considered a good
representation of Dillinger's work as a
The ten (yes, ten, not nine) tracks on
the album are some of the hardest riddims
from the vaults of Bunny Lee. Sly and Robbie
on the drum and bass, playing it tight in
the Channel One Studio. Vocal snippets from
Johnny Clarke and others dropping in and out
accompanied by echo's.
Heavy, heavy Roots Rockers!
And on top of this all Dillinger's voice,
chanting it up in true Roots Rockers DJ
style. All tracks are based around a
Not a thing to raise any eyebrows about,
Marijuana In My Brain was recorded in a
time that Jamaican Music was dominated by
Rastafarians and other conscious people.
Before Babylon came and started to corrupt
Reggae Music with cocaine and guns.
Before, in a way, "Cocaine In My
Brain" became a dancehall anthem rather
then a satire on Babylon's propaganda music.
And that's why it makes me happy that
CB200 isn't available anymore, but Marijuana
In My Brain surely is! Let's hope that it
symbolizes the up and coming new wave of
consciousness that shines on the horizon.