Punky Reggae Party

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About Punky Reggae Party

"Punky Reggae Party" is a song by Bob Marley, recorded and released in 1977. Not appearing on any studio album, it was released in 1977 as a 12-inch single in Jamaica only on the Tuff Gong and Black Art labels, as a b-side to the "Jamming" single on the Island label in some countries and was later released as a live single on Babylon by Bus. Subsequently, it appeared on a number of compilations and "Best of" albums as well as the Deluxe Edition of Exodus and the 2002 CD reissue of Legend. The two versions of the song on the Jamaican 12-inch single were both featured on disc 2 of the Deluxe Edition of Exodus. The version featured on the 2002 CD reissue of Legend is the b-side version from the "Jamming" 12-inch single. There is also a version of the song released as a b-side on the "Jamming" 7-inch single which is much shorter. The song was written by Bob Marley as a positive response to the release of a cover version of Junior Murvin's "Police and Thieves" by English punk band The Clash, on their first LP. Referring to the party of the title of the song, the lyrics mention several punk and reggae groups: "The Wailers will be there, The Damned, The Jam, The Clash – Maytals will be there, Dr. Feelgood too", Marley often repeated the words "New Wave" during the song. 


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2005
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Ooh, yeah, yeah yeah
Say you gonna punky punky punk

New wave, new phrase
New wave, new craze
We're going to the party
And I hope you are hardy
So please don't be naughty
For it's a punky reggae party
New wave, new craze
New wave, new phrase

It takes a joyful sound
To make the world go 'round
Come with your heart and soul
Come 'a come and rock your boat
It's a punky reggae party
And it's tonight
It's a punky reggae party
And it's alright

What did you say?

Rejected by society (do re mi fa)
Treated with impunity (so la te do)
Protected by their dignity (do re mi fa)
I search reality (so la te do)

New wave, new craze
New wave, new wave new phrase

Now I'm saying the wailers be there
The Dammed, The Jam, The Clash
Maytals will be there
Doctor Feelgood too, ooh
No boring old farts 
No boring old farts 
No boring old farts
Will be there
Singing, no boring old farts 
No boring old farts
No boring old farts
Will be there

Well, it's the punky reggae party
And it's tonight
It's a punky reggae party
And it's alright

Oh ah

A tip from a gypsy (do re mi fa)
She said man you got a tipsy (so la te do)
Hidin' from reality (do re mi fa)
In your world of hypocrisy (so la te do)

In your world of hypocrisy
In your world of hypocrisy
In your world of hypocrisy
In your world of hypocrisy
Look out 

A bubble, a bubble
We ain't lookin' for no trouble yeah
So if you trouble trouble
We'll give it to you double

Let me tell you
It takes a joyful sound to make the world go 'round
It takes a joyful sound so come come rock your boat

'Cause it's the punky reggae party
And it's tonight
Well it's a punky reggae party
And it's alright

A tip from a gypsy (do re mi fa)
She said man you gettin' a tipsy (so la te do)
Hidin' from reality (do re mi fa)
In your world of hypocrisy (so la te do)

In your world of hypocrisy
Say hidin' from reality
In your world of hypocrisy
In your world of hypocrisy
A bubble, a bubble, a bubble, a bubble
A bubble, a bubble, a bubble, a bubble, a bubble with a bubble
We ain't lookin' for no trouble yeah

New wave
New craze
New wave, new craze (aah)

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Bob Marley

Nesta Robert Marley OM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981), more widely and commonly known as Bob Marley, was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician. He was the rhythm guitarist and lead singer for the ska, rocksteady and reggae band Bob Marley & The Wailers (1963–1981). Marley remains the most widely known and revered performer of reggae music, and is credited with helping spread both Jamaican music and the Rastafari movement to a worldwide audience. more »

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Written by: BOB MARLEY, LEE PERRY

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