Friday, July 12, 2013

Face '83: Monyaka

Oh come on: the band not only namecheck themselves, they SPELL OUT THEIR NAME. That's pretty needy.

You can kind of understand them milking their moment centre stage, though - Monyaka were the go-to backing band for over a decade in Jamaica. They probably didn't realise that stepping forward would lead them to being over-enthusiastically adopted by Radio One and then just as quickly dropped.

Here's a handy rule of thumb: if something can be watered down enough to sit comfortably on Steve Wright In The Afternoon, it might as well not have happened.

The Face 23; History 19

[Part of The Face's best recordings of 1983]